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REYNOLDS  HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY  COLLECTION 


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NOTES  ON  THE 

PERKINS  FAMILIES 

IN  ENGLAMl 


CHIEFLY    EXTRACTS   FROM    PROBATE    REGISTRIES 
WITH    SEVERAL    PEDIGREES    APPENDED. 


By  D.  W.  Perkins. 


SALEM,  1894. 


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CONTEXTS. 


[Note:    Through  an  error  of  the  printer  pages  33-40  were  folioed  -29-30.     References  to  those 
pages  in  this  list  of  contents  are  starred.    The  correct  pagination  follows  in  parentheses.! 

WARWICKSHIRE  WILLS, 

Chiefly  from  Lichfield  resistry,       ----....  2 

LONDON  WILLS, 33*  (37) 

BERKSHIRE  WILLS. -  35*  (39) 

DERBYSHIRE  WILLS. 41 

DEVONSHIRE  WILLS, 43 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE  WILLS, 45 

HEREFORDSHIRE   WILLS,  ------'....  4S 

STAFFORDSHIRE   WILLS, 50 

WORCESTERSHIRE  WILLS,         ...                  56 

SHROPSHIRE  WILLS, 57 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE  WILLS, 53 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE   WILLS, '      .  3:, 

Pedighefs  of 
PERKINS  OF  HILLMORTON 

[Probable  ancestors  of  the  Ipswich,  Mass.,  family],     opp.  pa^e,  1 

PERKINS  OF  BURTON   HASTINGS, 17 

PERKINS  OF  WARMINGTON, -.  22,  23 

PERKINS  OF  VIARSTON  .JABET, 62 


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THE  PERKINS  FAMILY  IN  ENGLAND, 
1510-1654. 


COMPILED    FROJI    "WILLS    IN  VARIOUS   DISTRICT  TROBATE  REGISTRIES 


This  series  of  abstracts  of  Wills  is  published  with  a  view  to  preserv- 
ing such  facts  as  have  been  ascertained  in  relation  to  the  early  history  of 
the  Perkins  family  in  England. 

The  genealogical  information  gathered  up  is  arranged,  so  far  as  it  c;in 

be  done,  in  a  comprehensible  form  and  several  tabular  pedigrees  will  be 

given  in  connection  with  the  wills  ;  and  wherever  relationship  is  assert- 

.ed  reference  to  a  faw  wills  will  enable  the  reader  to  verify  or,  it  may  be, 

to  disprove  it. 

The  Liehtield  Probate  Registry,  from  which  many  of  the  folio  win  or 
abstracts  were  taken,  embraced  within  its  jurisdiction  several  counties 
in  which  there  were  residing  numerous  families  of  the  names  of  Par- 
kyns,  Perkyns,  Perkins,  etc.,  at  a  very  early  date.  Some  of  the  fam- 
ilies were  nearly  related  ;  some  were  distantly  connected,  while  others 
still  derived  their  descent  and  name  from  ancestors  unknown  to  us. 

This  series  of  Liehtield  wills  was  abstracted  by  William  Deller,  Esq., 
a  resident  of  Lichfield,  Staffordshire,  who  has  been  employed  often,  by 
one  of  the  officials  of  Heralds'  College,  London,  to  make  genealogical 
searches ;  which  fact  proves  his  competency  and  reliability  in  perform- 
ing such  work. 

The  oldest  wills  recorded  in  the  Lichfield  Probate  District:  are  to  be. 
found  in  the  Episcopal  Registers,  but  they  are,  as  yet,  unindexed  ;  how- 
ever, copies  of  later  ones  are  preserved  and  indexed  in  the  Registry 
where  they  can  still  be  seen. 

With  regard  to  the  District  Probate  Registries  and  when  they  were 
established,  Mr.  Deller,  under  date  of  February  12,  1892,  writes  as 
follows  : 

"  I  have  never  met  with  any  reliable  information  [as  to  how  and  when 
they  were  first  established],  but  they  seem  to  have  become  pretty  gen- 
eral about  toi'O." 

(i) 


2  THE    PERKINS   FAMILY   IN    ENGLAND.       1 5 10-1 G54. 

"My  own  view  is  this  :  that  previous  to  thnt  period  wills  when  proved 
were  handed  brick  to  those  interested  ;  the  church  had  the  jurisdiction 
and  doubtless  instituted  the  practice  of 'proof*  to  ascertain  what  bene- 
factions were  made  in  her  favor:  this  seems  to  be  borne  out  by  the  fact 
that  in  the  present  'Bishop's  Registry'  [in  Lichfield]  there  are  copies 
of  wills  in  books  registered  as  early  as  1490  ;  there  are  no  indexes  to 
these." 

"I  am  informed,   and  I  believe,  in  these  instances  there  are  bequests 

to  the  church." 

******************* 

Henry  VIII  was  not  such  a  slave  to  the  church  and  probably  instituted 
general  registration  of  wills  with  a  reverse  object  to  the  former  practice. 

It  is  hoped  that  this  series  will  be  supplemented  with  others  so  that 
the  connection  of  American  immigrants  of  the  name  of  Perkins  with 
some  known  English  families  may  be  clearly  and  indisputably  estab- 
lished. 

D.  AY.  Perkins. 

Utica,  A7".    Y.,   Oct.  17,  1893. 

iDarroicksljirc  (Dills. 

COVENTRY. 

1510     "TESTAMEyTUJI  ALICIE  PAMKYNS." 

Extracted  from  the  Registry  of  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Lichfield. 

Extract  from  the  Episcopal  Act  Book  for  1510. 

IN  THE  NAME  OF  GOD  AMEN  the  xxv  day  of  August  the  vera 
of  our  lorde  m'v11  and  x 

I  ALICIE  PARKYX3  late  wyff  and  executrixx  unto  Thomas  byddya 
&  Harre  Sansom  beyng  seke  in  body  howle  of  mynde  make  this  my  full 
wyll  &  last  testament 

ffvrst  I  bequevth  my  sowle  to  almighty  <zod  our  lade  sent  mare  and  all 
the  hole  company  in  hevyn  my  body  to  be  beryd  in  the  church  of  the 
Trinity  in  Coventre  next  unto  the  sepulcur  of  harre  sansom  late  my 
husband 

And  I  wyll  the  church  wardens  of  the  same  have  vl  s  viii  d  Itm  I 
bequevth  to  the  hygh  auterof  the  same  church  xx  s  for  the  discharge  of 
tythes  of  harre  sansoms  and  m'yn  Itm  I  bequevth  to  yche  auter  in  the 
same  church  viij  d  Itm  I  hcqueyth  to  the  mother  churches  Coven  &  Lieh 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  3 

viij  d  Item  I  bequeyth  to  Mr.  John  duddisbere  vij  £  for  such  causes 
as  I  am  in  dett  for  to  hvm  &  to  hys  wyff  Itra  I  bequeyth  to  Syr  John 
Sansoin  my  son  the  tennys  of  my  house  in  the  west  orcharde  &  all  the 
godys  in  the  same  howse  &,  he  to  pay  Jamys  Wei  ford  in  London  vij  £ 
or  ells  thre  clothes  vij  £  in  part  payment  of  hys  fathers  detts  harre 
sansom  and  he  die  or  hytt  be  performed  Iwull  yt  mayster  John  duddis- 
bere have  the  seyd  bequest  &  to  perform  the  same  payment  and  the  resi- 
dew  to  dispos  for  my  sowle  and  my  husbands  Itm  I  wyll  yt  Mr.  John 
duddisbere  and  Mr.  Roger  Sutton  have  my  vij  clothes  in  the  hows  of 
Mr  harre  parky ns  to  delyver  them  to  the  forsayde  Jamys  Welforde  in 
London  as  they  and  he  can  agre  in  part  payment  of  xlvij  £.  Itm  I  be- 
queth  to  margaret  hobson  my  Scarlett  curtyll  a  tawne  gowne  lynyd  with 
buckeram  Itm  a  sylver  harnest  gurdyll  the  cors  grene  Itm  I  bequeyth 
to  Alicia  Wodlyff  my  best  vyolet  curtyll  with  a  vyolet  gowne  traynvd 
lynyd  with  buckeram  and  a  sylver  harnest  gurdyll  with  a  vyolet  cors 
Itm  I  bequeyth  to  Elezabeth  duddisberre  my  gowne  of  morray  in  gray 
furyd  with  colabur  Itm  I  bequeyth  to  Mr.  harre  parkins  lx  £  remavn- 
yng  iu  hys  handys  in  rede  money  and  he  to  pay  for  all  the  cost  at  my 

bereyng  &  the  bequest  in  Trinitie church   and  to  the  church  of 

Lylborn  iu  Northampton  Schyre  xx  s  Itm  I  bequeth  to  the  Warden  of 
Knoll  vi  s  viij  d  to  the  reparasyon  of  Wygnok  lane  Itm  I  bequeyth  to 
John  Arlage  my  friend  ij  yeards  cloth  murrey  beyng  at  John  bradbers 
and  x  s&  a  white  rubyn  with  ij  sylver  agellets  parsell  gylt  a  smoke  a 
]>eyr  beads  of  Jeatt  with  a  sylver  gawdes  Itm  I  bequeyth  to  Aunee 
Hobson  my  blake  gowne  the  upper  body  furry d  with  white  lame  Itm  I 
bequeyth  to  John  Knyght  a  grene  gown  a  vyolet  curtyll  &  apporn  a 
smoke  Itm  I  bequeyth  to  the  dyars  in  Co  ventre  my  howse  in  byshop 
street  and  they  to  kepe  a  yerely  obbet  for  my  husbands  sowle  and  myn 
of  viij  s  &  iiij  d  and  the  may  re  to  have  xx  d  yerely  of  the  same  to  see 
hyt  performed  Itm  I  bequeyth  toyche  ffreree  in  Coven  vj  s  viij  d  Itm  I 
wyll  that  all  my  plate  with  all  other  goods  and  detts  yt  perteyned  tome 
and  that  was  my  ij  husbands  Thomas  Bydds  and  harre  sansom  remayne 
to  Mr  John  duddisbere  and  Syr  John  Sansom  to  pay  my  detts  and  my 
ij  husbands  Thomas  Bydds  &  harre  sansom 

And  I  make  Mr.  John  duddisbere  and  Syr  John  Sansom  my  execu- 
tors to  dispose  for  my  sowle  and  my  ij  forsayd  husbands 

And  I  wull  yt  my  lorde  bysshop  of  Coven  &  Lich  be  oversear  of  this 


4  THE   PEERESS   FAMILY   IN   ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

my  testament  to  have  for  his  luburs  xl  s  to  a  pore  scholar  in  Cambridge 
or  Oxford 

thee  beryng  Witnesseth 

Mr  John  duddisbere 
John  Jonson  Crukok 
John  Jefferey 
Elezabeth  Jefferey 

with  many  other  the 

Da  and  yere  above  wrytn  " 

"I  certify  the  above  to  be  a  true  Copy 
(signed)      Hubert  C.  Hudson, 
Registrar  of  the  Diocese  of 
Lichfield." 
Diocesan  Registry, 
Lichfield, 
May  1,  1893. 

(Wm.  Deller, 

Lichfield,  England.) 

1529  Henry  Perkyns  of  Coventry,  Grassier.  In  his  •will,  dated  15 
May,  1529,  he  directs  that  he  shall  be  buried  in  the  Lady  Chapel  of 
Trinity  Church,  Coventry,  leaves  legacies  to  Withibroke,  Foleshill,  & 
Sow  churches,  and  mentions  his  House  in  Dogge  Lane  Coventry. 

He  names,  Dorothy  "my  Wyfe"  Executrix,  Robert  Perkyns  "my 
Brother;"  Willm  Dale,  "Wever,"  Overseer;  Warliehe,  Sir  Wm.  ; 
Awood,  Thos.,  Baker;  Forster,  Wm.,  Vintner,  Witnesses. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  18  January,  1529  by  Dorothy  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry 

anstie. 

1599  Thomas  Perkines  of  Anstie  in  the  County  of  the  city  of  Cov- 
entry, chapman. 

In  his  will,  dated  1  June,  1599,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried  in 
the  church  yard  of  Anstie,"  and  mentions  :  William  Perkines  "  my  son/' 
Henry  Perkines  "my  son,"  Isabel,  "my  daughter."  To  An  Hartopp 
"my  daughter," — her  mother's  best  gown.  Lewis  Hartopp,  John  Har- 
topp, Sons  of  said  An   Hartopp;  Margerie  "my  daughter ;"  Michael 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    EN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  5 

Perkines,  Kmy  son"  —  Executor.     John  "Ward  and  Michael  Petepher 
Ovprseers  ;  Anthony  Petepher,  Henry  Caudewell,  Witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  7  June,  1599,  was  taken  by  Edward  Fardon, — 
appraiser. 

Amount  £15  9s.  lOd. 

Proved  atLichfield,  9  July,  1599,  by  Michael  the  son. 

—  Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  10,  Page  6. 

HILLMORTON. 

1528  Thomas  Perkyns,  of  Hillmorton.  In  his  will  which  was  dated 
3  April,  1528,  and  proved  21  April,  of  that  year,  lie  directs  that  he 
shall  be  buried  in  the  parish  church  of  St.  John  Baptist,  in  Hillmorton  ; 
refers  to  lands  and  tenements  in  Hillmorton  and  Lilborne  ;  and  mentions  : 
Thomas  Gierke  and  Alys  "my  wife,"  executors;  Henry  "my  son," 
Jonc  &  Jelvan.  "my  daughters."  George  Cabe  &  Richard  Smyth, 
Supervisors  ;  Sir  John  Grendon,  Vicar  of  Hillmorton  ;  Sir  John  Stooks, 
Sir  Thomas  Bolland,  William  Bayle,  Ric.  Home,  John  Cumptou,  Roger 
Jones,  Witnesses. 

The  will  was  proved  at  Lichfield,  by  Thomas  Clarke,  with  "power  re- 
served for  Alys  the  relict." 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Series  11. 

Note. — John  Grendon,  Vicar  of  Hillmorton,  D.  1552.  (Will).     Lilborne  in  Xortliamptonshire  is  also 
mentioned  In  the  will  of  Alicie  Paikyns.  1510. 

1538  Alice  PEKKYNSof  Hillmorton,  Widow.  In  her  will,  dated  31 
July,  1538,  she  directs  that  she  shall  "be  buried  in  the  church  (if  St.  John 
the  Baptist  of  Hyllmorton,"  and  mentions  :  Jeyn  Sleyter,  "my  daughter," 
Juliana  Cumptou  "my  daughter,"  Henry  Perkyns  "my  son,"  executor ; 
John  Stokys,  Clerke,  Thomas  Gierke,  Richd.  Smyth,  supervisors  ;  John 
Brendon,  Gierke,  George  Dobbe,  Wiilm.  Freinan,  Thomas  Dunkele, 
Richd.  Bassett,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  10  Oct.,  1538,  was  taken  by:  John  Brendon. 
Clerke,  Win,  Butty e,  Win.  Freman,  Thomas  Dunkley,  Edwd  Twygare, 
appraisers. 

Amount  £36  2s.  Id. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  15  October,  1538,  by  Henry  Perkins. 

— Lichfield.  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  2. 


b  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY   IN    ENGLAND,       1510-1654. 

1546     Henry  Perkyns   of  flic  parish  of  Hillmorton.     His  will  is 

missing.  From  the  Act  Book  it  appears  the  will  was  proved  at  Lich- 
field, 16  June,  1547,  by:  (Name  illegible),  Tnomas  Cumpton,  live. 
Balye.     Thomas  Perkvns,  the  son,  is' mentioned.  « 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  4,  Pago  44. 
1592  Thomas  Perkyns  the  elder  of  Hillmorton,  Husbandman.  In 
his  will,  which  was  dated,  16  September,  1588,  he  directs  that  he  shall 
"be  buried  in  the  chinch  or  churchyard  of  Hillmorton  ;"  refers  to  his  "ten- 
ement and  land  in  Hillmorton  late  in  occupation  of  Thomas  Basset,"  and 
mentions:  Alice  "my  wife,"  Henry  Perkins  "my  eldest  son,"  executor  ; 
John,  Edward,  Luke,  William,  Thomas,  Isache,  "my  sons."  "every  of 
my  sonnes  children."  "my  brother  Kebblers  wife."  Lyslye  Kebble, 
Thomas  Kebble,  William  Perkvns  '.'my  brother."  Edward  Conipton, 
Thomas  Bottre,  AVillyam  Kebbell,  Edward  Heres,  Nicholas  Deueii, 
Thomas  Heres,  witnesses. 

The  inventory  dated  29  March,  1592,  was  taken  b\-  :  Richard  Smyth, 
Thos.  Gartilde,  Thos.  Perkins,  appraisers. 

Amount  £192  10s.  Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  11  May,  1592,  by  Henry  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  9,  Page  25. 
1578     Joan  Perkyns  of  Hillmorton,  County  of  Warwick. 
Letters  of  administration  upon   her  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
17  June,  1578,  to  Thomas  Perkins  the  brother. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  7,  Page  103. 
1609     Henry  Pirkins  of  Hillmorton. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
5  April,  1609,  to  Thomas  Perkins  the  sou. 

A  bond  was  given  for  the  tuition  of:  Margaret,  Edward,  Anne,  Sarah, 
Francis,  William,  Liny,  Elizabeth  and  James  Pirkins,  "the  other  chil- 
dren." 

The  inventory,  dated  22  March,  1608,  was  taken  by  Rowland  Wilcox, 
Gent.,  Thos.  Pirkins,  John  Sawbridge,  Thos.  Compton,  Wm.  Buinam, 
"yeomen." 

Amount,  £336,  8s.  8d. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  II,  Page  73. 

Note.— In  1G0I,  Henry  Perkins  was  oue  of  the  appraisers  of  the  estate  of  William  Kebi.'le. 


THE    TERKIXS    FAMILY    IX    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  7 

1001-2  John  Pekkynes  of  Hillmorton  in  the  County  of  Warwick, 
Husbandman.  In  his  will,  dated  17  December,  1601,  he  directs  that  he 
shall  "he  buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Hillmorton,"  and  mentions:  Eliz- 
abeth Perkynes  "my  wife" — executrix  :  Tenements  and  land  at  Hillmor- 
ton, Edward  "my  son"  under  twenty-one,  Herrie  Perkins  "my  brother,"' 
"my  brother  Thomas  Perkynes  daughter,"  Joan  Stormant,  servant,  Rich- 
ard Basset,  "my  mother"  (no  name),  Isake  Perkynes  "son  of  my  brother 
Thomas,"  Lewis  Perkynes  "my  brother,"  Thomas  Perkins  "my  brother," 
and  Edward  Shawe  "my  brother,"  overseers  ;  Wiliyam  Portar.  witness. 

The  inventory,  dated  2  January,  1602,  was  taken  by  John  Sabradg, 
appraiser. 

Amount  £154  14s.  Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  6  June,  1601-2,  by  Elizabeth  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  7  3. 

1603     John  Perkins  of  Hillmorton,  County  of  Warwick. 
Letters  of  Administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted    at  Lichfield, 
24  November,  1603,  to  Thomas  Perkins  the  brother,  and  the  tuition  pro- 
vided for  of  Edward  Perkins  the  son,  a  minor. 

Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  10,  Page  124. 

1603  Elizabeth  Pirkins  of  Hillmorton  in  the  County  of  Warwick, 
widow,  late  wife  of  John  Pirkins  of  Hillmorton,  Husbandman.  In  her 
wili,  dated  29  June,  1603,  she  mentions  :  Edward  Shawe  "my  brother." 

Shawe  "my  mother,"  El  nor  Shawe  "my  sister,"    Henry   Shawe 

"my  brother,"  Mary  Masters  "my  sister,"  Thomas  Shawe  "my  brother,'' 
Agnes  Shawe  "my  sister,"  Elizabeth  Shawe  "my  goddaughter,"  Henry 
Pirkins  "my  brother,"  and  his  three  daughters,  Elizabeth  Perkins  "my 
sister,"  Joan  Sturman,  servant,  Isaac  Pirkins  "my  brother,"  and  his  3 
daughters,  Thomas  Pirkins  "my  brother,"  &  his  2  daughter-,  Edward 
Pirkins  "my  son,"  executor;  Edward  Shawe  and  Henry  Pirkins  "my 
brothers,"  overseers  ;  William  Porter,  witness. 

The  inventory,  dated  11  July,  1603,  was  taken  by:    John  Sherrodde, 
John  Shaw  bridge,  Nicholas  Marston,  appraisers. 
Amount  (not  stated.) 


8  THE  PERKINS  FAMILY  IN  ENGLAND.   1510-165-i. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  13  August,  1603,  by  Edward  Shawe  the  lawful 
uncle  of  Edward  Firkins  the  exor. 

• — Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  118. 

1619     Edward  Perkins  of  Hillmorton   in  the  County  of  Warwick. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
8  October,  1619,  to  Sarah  Perkins  of  Hillmorton  the  relict,  and  the 
tuition  provided  for  of:  Judith,  Francis.  Alice,  Edward  and  Isaac,  chil- 
dren of  the  deceased,  all  being  minors;  surety,  Richard  Smith  of  Hill- 
morton, yeoman. 

The   inventory,   dated  18  August,  1619,   was  taken  by  :  Thos.  Per- 
kins,   Jim.,  Thos.   Perkins,    Sen.,    Isaacke    Perkins,    Arthur  Lovell, 
Henry  Prate,  Matthew  Isham,  of  Hillmorton,  appraisers. 
Amount  £95  17s.  4d. 

Debts  owing  to  John  Ward  of  Hillmorton,  William  Proctor  of  Hill- 
morton, Richard  Seaton  of  Wellford,  County  of  Northampton. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  13,  Page  26. 

1638  Luke  Perkins  of  Hillmorton  in  the  County  of  Warwick,  yeo- 
man. 

In  his  will,  dated  1  June,  1638,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Hillmorton,"  and  makes  the  following  bequests: 
"to  Timothy  Corneberry  my  servant  1  sheepe,"  ?t10/-to  the  poor  of 
Hillmorton,"  ''to  Mary  Lee  my  maidservant  1  sheepe,*'  ''residue  to 
my  wife  Margaret,"  "my  Wife  Executrix."  Overseer  "my  cozen"' 
Thomas  Perkins.  Thomas  Perkins,  Timothy  Corneberry,  George  Har- 
ris, witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  19  June,  1638.  was  taken  by:  Thomas  Per- 
kins, John  Perkins,  Edward  Perkins  of  Hillmorton,  yeomen. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  28  June,  1638,  by  the  executrix. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page 

1590     William  Perkins  of  Hillmorton. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
10  April,  1590,  to  Elizabeth  the  relict. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN'    ENGLAND.       1510-1654:.  9 

The  inventory,  dated  9  April  1590,  was  taken  by  : 
Michael  Gater,  } 
John  Spicer.      $ 

Amount  £159.   19s.   Id. 
The  inventory  mentions  "Wares  at  Rugby"  where  he  seems  to  have 
been  in  business. 

Judging  from  the  inventory  he  seems  to  have  been  a  mercer. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  8,  Page  29. 

1630  Thomas  Perkins,  senior,  of  Hillmorton  in  the  County  of 
Warwick,  yeoman. 

In  his  will  dated  1  December,  1629  he  mentions: 

"mine  eldest  son"  Isaac  Perkins  my  messuage  in  Hillmorton  and  land, 
etc.,  also  an  Inn  there  called  the  "Bell"  now  in  tenure  of  Henry  Watts. 

"my  "Wile"  Mary  Perkins. 

"my  second  sou"  Francis  ;  but  he  must  not  take  to  wife  Sara  Tant 
of  Hillmorton,  "my  third  son"  Edward  Perkins,  "my  daughter"  Mary 
Perkins,  "my  daughter"  Alice  Perkins,  "my  cozen"  Thomas  Perkins, 
"my  In-other"  Luke  Perkins,  "my  brother"  Isaac  Perkins,"my  cozen" 
John   Perkins. 

Executors,  — "my  Wife  and  son  Isaac." 

Thomas  Perkins,  Isaac  Perkins,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  6  December,  1629,  was  taken  by:  Thomas 
Hodgkinson,  Thomas  Perkins,  Isaac  Perkins. 

Proved  at  Lichfield  17  June,  1630,  by  the  executors. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  ,  Page     . 

Note.- In  1015  Thomas  Perkins,  jr..  was  one  of  the  appraisers  of  the  estate  of  William  Keble. 

1648  Edward  Perkins  of  Hillmorton  in  the  County  of  Warwick, 
•yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  31  May,  1643,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
at  Hillmorton,"  and  mentions: 

House  and  land  in  Hillmorton  to  "my  wife"  Saray  "till  29  September 
next  if  she  be  then  with  child    then  to   said   child;"  "my  sister"  Alice 
Perkins,  "my  sister"  Judith,  "my  sister"  Francess,  "my  brother"  Fran- 
cis Sarge,  "my  Wife,"— Executrix.     Air.  Thomas  Perkins,"my  broth- 
2 


10  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN   ENGLAND.       1510-16  54. 

er"  William  Bromwich,  overseers ;  Thomas  Perkins,  Randall  Marrett, 
George  Harris,   witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  5  June,  1043,  was  taken  by:  Raudle  Marriet, 
Edward  Perkins,  Jan.,  Jacob  Perkins,  Wm.  Bromwicli,  George  Har- 
ris of  Coventry,  yeoman. 

Amount  £45  16  s.  2d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  30  May,  1648,  by  the  exix. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  ,  Page     . 

MONKS    KIRKBY. 

1522     Richard  Perkyns  of  Monks  Kirkby. 

In  his  will,  dated  6  February,  1521,  ho  provides  that: 

He  shall  "be  buried  in  the  church  of  Monks  Kirkby." 

"for  my  mortuary  my  best  goode." 

"to  same  church  towt  buying  an  ornament  at  syght  of  my  goostly 
fader  xs." 

"to  the  Isrhe  altar  vi  s.vii  d." 

"to  ye  Ighe  altar  towt  mainteyning  ye  lyght  xs." 

"to  ye  gylding  of  o'r  Lady  xi  d." 

"to  mainteyning  of  St.  Edith  lyght  xii  d." 

"to  eyther  of  ye  moder  churches  iiii  d." 

To  John  Pyrkyns  son  of  Wyllm  Pyrkyns  (£13.  6s.  8d.). 

Jone  Chettswoth,  Ellyu  Grene,  Ellyn  Andrew,  Thomas  Andrew, 
Dorothye  Alyesford  every  of  ray  godchildren  6  d. 

"to  Kirkby  church  iiii  torches  of  wax  to  be  burnt  at  my  burriall." 

"to  Convent  of  Combe  to  syng  a  trentail  for  my  sowle  and  all  chris- 
ten sowles  x  d." 

"To  ye  Fryers  of  Warwick  6/8,  to  Vicar  of  Monks  Kirkby  i5/S." 

Sr.  William  Symonds.     Sr.  John  Wright. 

Ellyn  my  wyfe  executrix. 

John  Perkyns  &  Wm.  Payne,  overseers. 

Wm.  Browne  and  Wm.  Bayley  of  Monks  Kirkby. 

Witnesses  Win.  Symonds,  Sr.  John  Wright  &  Richard  Chattswoth. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  1522. 

— Lichfield  Rcgiit ry , 
Series  1,  Page  36. 


TIIE    TERKINS    FAMILY   IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  11 


BURTON   HASTINGS. 

1533     Richard  Pynkym  (Pyrkyn)  of  Burton  Hastings. 

This  will  is  missing.    The  inventory,  not  dated,  by  :  Alyn  Rychards, 
YTyiiym  Pynkym,  Jeffery  Bradeley,  John  Chesshyre,  appraisors. 

Debts  owing  to:  Eyelid.  Davise,  Thomas  May  den,  Rychard  Rych- 
ards. 

From  the  Act  Book  it  appears  that  the  will  of  Richd.  Pyrkyns  of 
Burton  Hastings  was  proved  by  Henry  Pyrkyns  the  father  and 
Isabella  Pyrkyns  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  1,  Page  36. 

1608  Michael  Perkins  of  the  parish  of  Burton  Hastings  in  the 
County  of  Warwick. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
17  May,  1608,  to  Dorothy  Perkins  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  II,  Page  44. 


1634  Michael  Perkins  of  Burton  Hastings  in  the  Comity  of  "War- 
wick, "lately  deceased." 

The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  "praised"  by  Richard  Perkins,  Sen. 
and  Thomas  Billiard  with  others. 

It  mentions  a  "Bond"  by  William  Pyewell. 

"Debt"  by  Thomas  Astley  of  YVolvey. 
"Debt"  by  Arthur  Clifford,  Butcher. 
Amount  £89.  0s.  Od. 
Letters  of  administration  were  granted  at  Lichfield,  5  January,  1634, 
to  Richard  Perkins  the  brother. 

The  Act  Book  mentions  Richard  Perkins  of  Burton  Hastings  in  the 
County  of  Warwick,  yeoman,  and  Humfrey  Holmes  of  Orgreave  in  the 
County  of  Stafford,  yeoman. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page 

Notb.— Miss  Sharp's  ni.=tory  of  Upton  Court  j?ive5  the  genealogical  information  contained  in  two 
Burton  Hastings'  wills  and  it  is  copied  here  tor  convenience. 
15.57    Richard  I'arkyns  of  Burton  Hustings:,  co.  Warwick,  husbandman. 
In  his  will  dated  22  March  and  proved  13  Dtceniber,  1557,  he  mentions  : 
Brother  Joi;a. 
Son  Thomas. 


12  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN     ENGLAND.       I510-1G54. 


Daughter  Joan,  wife  of  John  Pnrefoy,  of  Ansley,  and  her  daughter  Elizabeth. 
Daughter  Anne,  wife  of  Henry  Wise. 

Richard  Perkins  was  one  of  the  supervisors  and  witnesses  and  also  one  of  the  prisors  [appraisors] 
of  the  inventory  of  Henry  On'*""'  <'f  Burton  Hastings,  co.  War.,  proved  15-17. 
1559    Thomas  Parbyns  of  liuvton  Hastings,  co.  Warwick. 
Will  proved  1550. 
Names : 

Wife  Dorothy. 
Children: 

Michael, 

John, 

Jane, 

Anne, 

Isabel, 

Agrnes. 
These  six  children  were  all  under  age,  22  March,  1557. 


-WITHIBROOKE. 

1534     John  Perkins,  husbandman,  of  the  parish  of  Withibrooke. 

In  his  will  which  was  dated  1  May,  1534,  and  proved  the  21  of  the 
same  month,  he  directs  that  he  shall  l>e  buried  in  the  churchyard  of 
Withibrooke,  leaves  legacies  to  the  churches  of  Bulkington,  Anstye, 
Schylton,  and  mentions:  Wyllyam  Adlard,  Rychard  Perky  up,  Thos. 
Wise  and  his  Wyfe.  Alys  "my  Wife,"  Johne  "my  sou"  —  executors. 
Robert  Bedull,  William  Adlard,  Riehd.  Rolfe,  William  Byrd,  super- 
visors. 

Inventory  dated  16  May,  1534,  by  Robert  Bedull,  Owmfrey  Gylbard, 
Nicholas  Byrd  and  Win.  Byrde,  appraisors. 
Amount  £19.  7.  8. 

Proved  at  Lichfield  21  May,  1534,  by  John  the  son,  "power  reserved 
for  the  relict." 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
•  Act  Book  No.  1. 

MARSTON  J A BET. 

1536  WlLLTAM  Perkyns  of  Marston,  parish  of  Bulkington,  Co. 
Warwick  ;  {a  fragment  only  of  the  will  exists  from  which  can  be  gleaned 
the  following)  :  To  be  buried  in  church  of  St.  James.  Legacy  to 
church  of  Burton  on  Dunsmore. 

John  Perky n  "my  son."  another  son  mentioned  directly  after  but 
christian  name  gone,  presumably  another  son  for  testator  next  says  "if 
it  fortune  any  of  (hem  to  depart  &c.  ;"  in  next  line  "of  age"  appears. 
Thomas  Perkyns,  relationship,  if'any,  gone.     Thomas  Lucas  of  Beed- 

wortb,   Thomas  Wise,   overseers.      Thomas and   Thos.    "Wise, 

"witnesses  ;  names  of  others  torn  away. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN     ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  13 

Inventory  dated  8  July,  1536  by  Thomas  Addams,  William  Lye  and 
William  Rutlamb      Amount  £77.    10.   4. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  17  October,  1536,  by  Agnes  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  2. 

1557  John  Parkyns  of  Marston  Jabbet,  parish  of  Bulkington,  co. 
Warwick,  yeoman. 

According  to  Miss  Sharp's  "History  of  Upton  Court  and  the  Perkins 
Family"  (London,  1802),  his  will  was  dated  7  August,  1557  and  proved 
on  26  October  following. 

He  mentions  his  children  all  of  whom  were  living  at  the  date  of  the 
will,  viz.  :  William  and  John  Parkyns,  living  at  Marston  ;  Alexander, 
Oliver,  unmarried,  1557  ;  Richard  who  was  appointed  executor  and 
who  pioved  his  father's  will;  Thomas,  Elizabeth,  Margaret,  Agnes. 

1569  Emot  Perkyns  of  Marston  Jabet,  parish  of  Bulkington,  Co. 
Warwick,  widow,  late  wife  of  John  Perkyus  of  Mar-ton. 

In  her  will,  dated  12  .January,  1568,  she  directs  that  she  "be  buried 
in  the  parish  church  of  Bulkington,"  and  mentions  : 

William  Perkyus  "my  eldest  son."  Thomas  Perkyns  son  of  said 
William.  Alexander  Perkyns,  John  Perkyus,  Thos.  Perkyns.  Richard 
Perkyus,  "my  sous,"  overseers.  Margaret  Myles.  Agnes  Brodgate. 
Elizabeth  Jerom.     Thomas  Myles. 

Elizabeth  Perkyns  "my  son  Alexander's  daughter."  Oliver  Perkyns 
"my  youngest  son," — executor.  Nicholas  Lythall,  John  Howlatt,  wit- 
nesses. 

The  inventory,   dated   25  July,   1509,  was  taken  by:     Lewis  Soord 
of  Noneaton,  John  Clare  of  Weston,  Thomas  Cox  of  Kyton,  John  Har- 
rison of  Marston  Jabet,  appraisors. 
Amount  £b8.   8s.   8d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  3  October,  1569,  by  Oliver  Perkyns. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  6,  Page  121. 

1598  Richard  Perkins  of  Ryton,  parish  of  Bulkington.  In  his 
will,  dated  29  July,  1598,  he  mentions:  Em.,  Isbeli,  Alice,  Aniye, 
Faythe,  all  daughters  under  18. 

"Wife"  mentioned  but  not  named. 


14  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

Richard  "my  son."  "Michael  "my  son,"  to  be  at  school  till  he  be  14. 
Thomas  "my  son."  William,  "my  son,"  executor.  Richard  Wise, 
Marten  Byrd,  witnesses. 

The  inventory  (not  dated)  was  taken  by  :     Thomas  Perkins,  Richard 
Lobe,  John  Lago,  appraisors. 
Amount  £106.   16s.  Sd. 

Proved  at  Lichfield  6  September,  1598,  by  William  Perkins  the  son. 

A  bond  was  given  for  the  education  of  Michael  Perkins  a  minor  (i.  e., 

under  14). 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  9,  Page  245. 

1618     William  Perkins  of  Bulkington  in  the  County  of  Warwick. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
11  September,  1618,  to  Joan  Perkins  the  relict. 

The  inventory  of  his  estate,  dated  the  14  December,  1618,  was  taken 

by :      Samuel     Drew,    John    Lago,  Wm.   Slingsbey,   (jreorg  Rasonue, 

Henry  Wise,  Win.  Ambrose,  appraisors. 

Amount  £50.   7s.   Od. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  12,  Page  296. 

1623  Jone  Perkins  of  Ryton  in  the  parish  of  Bulkington  in  the 
county  of  Warwick. 

Letters  of  Administration  upon  her  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
29  September,  1623,  to  Richard  Perkins,  the  sou,  of  Ryton  in  the 
county  of  Warwick,  husbandman.  Surety, — Roger  King  of  Ryton, 
taylor. 

The  inventory,  dated  15  September,  1623,  was  taken  by:  Henry 
Wise,  Danyell  Dwes,  Thomas  Darby,  Luk  Lole,  appraisors. 

The  following  are  named:  Richard  Lole,  John  Dabb,  Mr,  Goodall, 
Richard  Perky ns,  Elizabeth  Perkins,  Wm.  Johnston,  Joseph  Marven. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  13,  Page  215. 

1627  John  Perkins  of  Marston  Jabett  in  the  parish  of  Bulkington, 
ill  the  County  of  Warwick,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  21  April,  1627,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  Bulkington  churchyard,"  and  mentions:  Anne  "my  daughter" — 
(not  married)  ;      "my   Wife"    Elizabeth — executrix.       Icabod  Perkins 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1054.  13 

"my  son."    Noie  Perkins  "ray  son."     Joseph  "my  son."     Obadiah  "mv 
son."     "my  son"  Micah.     Oliver  Perkins  "my  brother." 

Overseers,  Thomas  Drew  of  Bulkington,  yeoman.     Michael  Smith  of 
Marston  Jabett,  blacksmith. 

Thomas  Ailsburie,  Michael  Smith,  William  Armeson,  Nehemiah  B:;>- 
sitt,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  16  May,  1627,  was  taken  by:  John  Harrison, 
yeoman,  Thomas  Tarlton,  jim.,  Edward  Hall,  taylor,  of  Marston  Jabett. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  23  June.  1627  by  the  executrix. 
Amount  £112.   17s.  Od. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  14,  Page  63. 

1640  Master  Oliver  Perkins,  minister,  of  Stivesthall,  lately  do- 
ceased. 

An  inventory  of  his  estate,  dated   7   March,    1639,    was  taken  by: 
Samuel  Ward,  Robert  Cook,  clothiers  of  the  "Citie  of  Coventry,"  Henry 
Bradshaw  of  Whittley,  butcher. 
Amount  £16.   8s.   6d. 

Letters  of  Administration  were  granted  at  Lichfield,  27  March,  1640, 
to  Prudence  Perkins,  widow,  the  relict.  The  Act  Bonk  mentions  Pru- 
dence Perkins  of  Stivesthall,  Co.  Warwick,  widow,  and  Richard  R\  land 
of  Coventry,  husbandman. 

— Lichfield  Registry. 

1561     Thomas  Perkynes,  of  Wille,  parish  of  Foleshill. 

In  his  will  which  was  dated  4  July,  1560,  and  proved  21  April,  1561, 
he  directs  that  he  shall  be  buried  in  St.  Leonard's  Church  of  Wille, 
and  mentions:  Anne  Perkynes  "my  daughter."  Mary  Perkynes  "my 
daughter."  Thomas  Perkines  ''my  son."  Fornando  Perkines  "my  son," 
under  20.  William  Perkines  "my  son."  Jone  "my  Wife."  Mr. 
Basyll  Fylding.  "My  children's  children"  (no  names  given).  Busvll 
Wright 

Jone  "my  Wife,"  William  Perkines  "my  son,"  executors. 

George  Wright,  John  Daniel,  overseers.  Dr.  John  Debank,  Parson, 
John  Webbe,  Thos.  Wright,  witnesses. 

Debt  owing  from  Richd.  Mayer  of  Gloster. 

Inventory   dated  24  August,    1560,    by  Thos.    Sale.-byrye,  George 


16  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1 65 4. 

Salesbyrye,  Richd.  Wightmau   and    Wilmi.  Ge ,  all  of  Willc,  ap- 
praisers. 

Amount  £40. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  by  Jone  the  relict  and  Willm,  Perkins  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  G,  Page  17. 

1581     Wyllyam  Perkyns,  of  the  parish  of  Bulk ington. 
lie  died  in  1581.     Administration    upon    his   estate  was   granted  at 
Lichfield,  1*2  October,  1581,  to  Thomas  Perky ns  the  son. 

An  inventory  of  his  estate  amounting  to  xx/ix  xxxixs  viid,  dated  10 
October,  1 581,  was  rendered  by  :  Willm.  A^hyte,  Rsiynold  Bryskow, 
John  Harrison,  appraisers. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  7,  Page  116. 

1G07     Thomas  Perkins,  of  the  parish  ofMancetter. 

In  his  will,  dated  4  November,  1(30(5,  he  mentions:  Joane  "my 
wife,"  executrix.  Samuel  "my  son,"  under  2L.  Abigail  "my  daugh- 
ter." under  18.  "my  lands  and  tythes."  Bartholomew  Perkins  ".son 
of  my  brother  William."  Thomas  Lord  "the  son  of  Robert  Lord  my 
brother-in-law." 

Thomas  Wellington,  Joan  Perkins  the  elder,  Margaret  Bancks,  wit- 
nesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  24  December,    1G0G,    was   taken   by:     Robert 
Lord,  William  Perkins,  Thomas  Lewess,  appraisers. 
Amount  £35.  4s.   I'd. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  5  February,  1G0G-7,  by  Joan  the  relict. 

A  Bond  was  given  for  the  tuition  of:  Samuel  and  Abigail,  minor 
children.    The  sureties  were  :    Caleb  Clark,  Joan  Clark   of  Polesworth. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  2L0. 

1557     William  Perkyns,  of  Walton,  parish  of  Monks  Kirby. 

He  died  in  1557.  Administration  upon  his  estate  was  granted  at 
Lichfield,  4  May,  1557,  to  Thomas  Ho.-ke  (relationship  not  given). 

An  inventory  of  his  estate,  amounting  to  £25.  0.  0,  dated  3  of 
May,  1557,  was  rendered  by  :  Thomas  Paekwood,  Nyeholas  Wyght- 
man,  Rvehaid  Ballert,  appraisers. 


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IS  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

1591     Thomas  Perkins  of  the  parish  of  Wyllie,  husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  2  October,  1589,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Willie,"  and  mentions  :  John  Perkin  of  Brokeste 
"ray  brother"  and  "his  sou  Richard."     Christopher  Milner  of  Brokeset. 

Champion, Mr.  Fieldings  Baliff.     Basil  Trimmer,  Mr.  Fieldings 

Clark.  Gye  "my  brother"  and  his  wife.  Thomas  Hooke  of  Walton. 
Robert.  Jones  of  Willie.  Thomas  Sheere  of  Littlethorpe.  William  "my 
brother."  Kalfe  a  Pointer  (or  Pointon?).  Mary  "my  wife,"  executrix. 
Residue  after  wife's   death   to   "all  my  children"  (not  named). 

John  Deabancks,  Thomas  Dauiell,  Thomas  Ploole,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,   dated   Xth   October,    1589,    was  taken   by  Thomas 
Daniel!,  Thomas  Ileale,  appraisers. 
Amount  £14.    19s.    lOd. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  1G  June,  1591,  by  Mary  the  relict. 

- — Lichfield  Registiy, 
Act  Book  No.  8,  Page  36. 

1605  John  Perkins  of  Broekhurst  in  the  county  of  "Warwick, 
husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  18  April,  3rd  James  I  (1605)  he  directs  that  he 
shall  "be  buried  in  the  church  of  Monks  Kirby,"  and  mentions  :  John 
Perkins  "my  son."  Thos.  Perkins  "eldest  son  of  said  John  &  the  rest 
of  his  children."  Richard  Shawell  of  Btilkington  "my  sou  in  lawe," 
executor.  Annise  Shawell  "my  daughter"  (called  "Ann"  also).  Sara 
Shawell  "daughter  of  said  Richd.  Shawell."  William  Shawell  "son  of 
said  Richd.  Shawell,"  "all  the  rest  of  the  children  of  said  Richd.  Shaw- 
ell."      • 

Ann  Perkins,  Richard  Stapilton,  Richard  Perkins,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  25  April,  3rd  James  I,   was  taken  by  :       Wil- 
liam Scotton,  Edward  Musson,  Thomas  Perkins,  appraisers. 
Amount  £32.   13s.   2d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  18  May,  1605,  by  Richard  Shawell. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  10,  Page  170. 

1590     William  Perkins  of  Wyllie. 
In  his  will,  dated  14  July,  1590,  he  mentions  : 
Peares  Perkins  "my  son," — under  21. 
William  Perkins  "my  son," — under  21. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IX     ENGLAND.       1510-1654,  19 

Mary   Perkins,    Joane  Perkins,  Ann    Perkins,    Margaret    Perkins, 
Dorothy  Perkins,  his  ''five  daughters." 

Agnes  "my  wife,"  John  "ray  son,"  executors. 

Richard  "my  son,"  "my  Brother  Gee,"  overseers.  Debts  due;  "my 
brother  John  Perkins,"  Mr.  Elkington,  Alexander  'Webster. 

The  inventory,  dated  1590,  was  taken  by  :    Thomas  Wright,  Thomas 
Daniel,  Thomas  Pleale,  appraisers. 
Amount  £69.    19s.   5d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,   18  September,  1590,  by  Agnes  the  relict  and 
John  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  8,  Page  32. 

1627  Thomas  Perkins  of  Broxton  in  the  parish  of  Monks  Kirby 
in  the  county  of  Warwick,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  16  May,  3rd  Charles,  he  bequeaths  as  follows: 
6/8  to  church  of  Monks  Kirby.  6/8  to  the  poor  of  Monks  Kirby  and 
Brough.  Thomas  Perkins  "my  second  son."  Grace  Perkins  Kmv 
daughter."  John  Perkins  "mine  eldest  son."  "Elizabeth  Good  and 
"William  Good  &  every  of  their  children."  To  "little  John  Binley"  12 
pence.  "My  Wife"  Margerie  Perkins  sole  executrix.  My  house 
taken  of  the  Earle  of  Hartford.  My  land  taken  of  John  Champion. 
my  land  purchased  called  Upjohn's  Pieces. 

Witness, — Richard  Stapilton. 

The  inventory,  dated  li  June,  1627,  by  Richard  Stapilton,  Thomas 
Miller,  "William  Goode,  William  Binley,  William  Wells. 
Amount  £185.   2s.  Od. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  23  June,  1627,  by  Margerie  Perkins,  Widow. 

— Lichfield  Registry. 

1637  Margerie  Perkins  of  Broxt.  in  the  county  of  Warwick, 
widow. 

In  her  will,  dated  8  November,  1637,  she  mentions:  Grace  Per- 
kins "my  daughter."  William  Good  r'my  son  in  law."  John  Perkins 
''my  son."  "his  brother"  Thomas.  William  Good  his  children.  "Wil- 
liam Binley  his  children.     Thomas  Perkins  "son  unto  my  son"  Thomas. 

Executors:     William  Good,  William  Binley. 

Witnesses:     Richard  Stapilton,  Thomas  Perkins,  John  Perkins. 

The  inventory,  dated   13  November,   1637,  was  taken  by :     Jeffrey 


20  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN     ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

Paul],  William  Miller,  of  the  estate  of  "Margerie  Perkins,  widow,  of 
Broxhurst,  parish  of  Monks  Kirby,  co.   Warwick." 
Amount  £196.   18s.  4d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  15  November,  1637,  by  the  executors. 

— Lichfield  Registry. 

1640  Grace  Perkins  of  Brocktiurst  in  the  parish  of  Monks  Kirby 
in  the  county  of  Warwick,  spinster. 

In  her  will,  dated  9  March,  1639,  she  directs  that  she  shall  "be 
buried  in  Monks  Kirby  church,"  and  makes  the  following  sts :  Deque 
«10/ — to  the  poor  of  Broxt."     "10/ — to  the  poor  of  Kirby." 

She  also  mentions  :  "My  brother"  John  Perkins.  "my  brother" 
Thomas  Perkins.  "my  brother"  William  Good  his  children.  "my 
brother"  Thomas  his  children  nowe  borne.  £4.  unto  John  Binleye. 
William  Binleye  his  other  children.  Richard  Cloudesleye.  Katharen 
Dios.  Elizabeth  Good  "my  si.-ter."  "my  sister"  Marie  Perkins.  Marei 
Cloudesleye.      Katharen  Preston. 

Executor, — Thomas  Perkins  "my  brother."  Witnesses, — Richard 
Stapilton,  Richard  Cloudesleye. 

The  inventory,  dated  8  June,  1640,  was  taken  by:  William  Good, 
Richard  Cloudley. 

Amount  £124.   0s.  Od. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  2  July,  1640,  by  the  executor. 

— Lichfield  Registiy. 

Note. — A  bill  and  answer  to  a  suit  in  Chancery  are  herewith  ap- 
pended. 

1624  Michael  Perkins  of  Marston  Jabet  in  the  co.  War.,  husband- 
man. 

To  the  right  Honorable  Thomas  Lord  Coventry  Lord  Keeper  of  the 
great  Se:d  of  England. 

Michael  Perkins  of  Marston  Jabet  in  the  co.  War.,  husbandman  and 
Ann  his  wife  one  of  the  daughters  of  Thomas  Lord  and  Elizabeth  his 
wife,  deceased,  of  Westminster,  tayler,  and  Elizabeth  Lord  of  the  city 
of  London,  spinster,  another  of  the  daughters  of  the  said  Thomas  Lord 
and  Elizabeth,  claim  legacies  under  the  Will  of  Richard  Crane  late  of 
Bichwell  Co.  of  Leic.  yeoman,  which  Will  was  made  about  20th  Jany., 
1614  and  to  which  Richard  Crane  of  Attleborough,  Co.  War.,  Tayler,  is 
sole  executor  and  William  Almey  aud  John  Douse  overseers. 


THE  PERKINS  FAMILY  IN-  ENGLAND.   1510— 1G54.         21 

Richard  Crane  dies  before  he  has  executed  the  trusts  of  the  Will,  in- 
testate, and  Henry  Garrett  of  Attleborough  takes  out  Letters  of  Ad- 
ministration and  possesses  himself  of  Richard  Crane's  estate,  about  £500. 

The  Compts.  now  sue  him  for  their  unpaid  legacies. 

The  answer  of  Henry  Garrett. 

No  such  Will  was  made  by  Richard  .Crane.  The  youngest  of  the 
Complainants  has  attained  the  aire  of  twenty-one  at  least  ten  years  ago 
and  by  an  Act  of  James  the  suit  may  not  be  delayed  more  than  tivo 
years  after  the  cause  for  it.  Richard  Crane  could  not  have  been  pos- 
sessed of  money  as  Henry  Garrett  entered  into  a  bond  with'him  to  AVil- 
liam  Wood,  gentleman,  in  the  sum  of  twenty  pounds  to  be  paid  for  at  the 
rate  often  per  cent  per  ami.  Richard  Crane  died  about  October  1622, 
and  the  debt  to  Mr.  Wood  is  still  unpaid. 

— Chancery  Proceedings  (1625-1649). 
Bundle  P.  66,  No.  19. 

Plaintiff  Perkyns,  etc.  versus  Defendant  Garrett. 

WASHINGTON. 

1542     Thomas  Perkins  of  Warmington  in  the  county  of   Warwick. 

He  left  a  will,  but  it  is  missing.  From  the  Act  Book  it  appears  that 
it  was  proved  at  Lichfield,  18  April,  1542,  by  Joan  the  relict  the  execu- 
trix. — Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  3. 

1547     Richard  Perkens  of  the  parish  of  Warmington. 
In  his  will,  dated  28  March  1546,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  St.   Nicholas,    Warmington,"  and   mentions  John 
"my  son,"  executor,  "unto  my  vii  chylderne  wt  be  umaryd  equally." 

Symon  Poope,  Thos.  Sharman,  Thos.  Elett,  overseers.  Edwd.  Pet- 
tefer,  Thos.  Sharman,  Thos.  Elett,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  22  April,  1547,   was  taken  by:     Thomas  Col- 
lyns,  Robert  Perkyns,  Wyllvm  Archere,  appraisers. 
Amount  £9.   8s.    lOd. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  29  April,  1547,  by  John  the  son. 

—Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  4,  Page  61. 

1557     Jonx  Perkyns  of  Bubbenhall,  county  of  Warwick,  singleman. 

In  his  will,  dated  5  November,  1557,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Bubnell,"  and  mentions:  Henry  "my 
brother,"  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Mawde,  Agnes,  "my  sisters."  Thomas 
Eliat  "my  brother-in-law"  and  his  3  children.  Said  Thomas  Eliat  executor. 


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Thomas    Robartysse,  Thomas  Elyats,    Anthony    Walthow,    Willm. 

Krycuni,  witnesses. 

Debts  owing  from  :  Gyles  Perkyns  "my  brother,"  Lawrence  Taylure 
of  Rodwaye,  Ryehard  Austyn  of  Bubnell. 

The  inventory,  dated   2  February,   1558,  was  taken  by  :       Thomas 
Myles,  Henry  Blake,  Sir  Thomas  Meydes. 
Amount  £11.   9s.  4d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  7  February,  by  Thomas  Elliott. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  5,  Page  100. 

1599  Giles  Perkyns  late  of  Warmington  in  the  county  of  War- 
wick. 

In  his  will,  dated  14  January,  1595,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "he 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Warmington,"  and  mentions  :  John  Per- 
kins "my  youngest  son,"  overseer.  Henry  "my  son"  executor.  Eliza- 
beth wife  of  said  Henry,  Elizabeth  "my  daughter,"  Margery  "my  daugh- 
ter," Ann  Collins  "my  goddaughter,"  daughter  of  Richd.  Collins,  Mary 
Chamberlain  "my  goddaughter,"  "all  my  other  children  to  be  contented," 
(not  named.) 

John  Richardson,  elk.,  Richard  Collyns,  John  Gascon,   witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  22  March,  1597,  was  taken  by  :  John  Richard- 
son, elk.  Richd.  Collyns,  John  Gascon. 

Amount  £76.   14s.   6<1. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  22  May,  1599,  by  Henry  Perkins  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  9,  Page  255. 

1561.     Henry  Perkyns  of  Xewnham  Regis.,  county  of  "Warwick. 

In  his  will,  dated  1  March,  1560,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Xewnham,"  and  mentions  :  Amies  "my  daughter-," 
Ales  "my  daughter,"  Henry  "my  son,"  all  under  24.  George  "my  son" 
and  his  children.  William  Walwyn  and  his  children.  Thomas  Holet 
and  his  child.  Joane  Webb  "my  daughter."  Humphrey  "my  son," 
executor. 

George  Perkyns,  John  Perkyns,  "my  sons,"  overseers.  Thomas 
Paule,  Xicholas  Dawes,  George  Ancocke,  witnesses. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN   ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  25 

The   inventory  dated    17    March,    1561,    was   taken  by:        William 
Dawes,  Henry  Jenckyns,  appraisers. 
Amount  £50.   12s.   Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  21  April,  1561,  by  Humfrey  Perkyns. 

— Lion field  Regist ry , 

Act  Book  No.  6,  Pa^e  17. 

1581  George  Perkyns  of  Hyll,  parish  of  Leamington  Hastings, 
county  of  Warwick,  husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  20  January.  1581,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  Leamington  churchyard,"  and  mentions:  Henry  "my  eldest 
son,"  executor.  Lease  of  a  house  in  Rugby.  "my  wile"  (no  name 
mentioned).  John  "my  son,"  George  "my  son,"  under  21.  Elizabeth, 
under  24,  Mary,  under  24,  Isbell,  under  24,  Anne,  under  24,  "my 
four  daughters." 

*  Humphrey  Perkyns  of  Xewnam,  John  Perkyns  of  Billon,  overseers. 
Walter  Hulme,  Robert  Mylward,  ais.  Lovell,  witnesses.  John  Pratt 
ofBranne,  Alexander  Howe  of  Starton,  Henry  Perkyns  of  Attylboro, 
Katherine  Clever. 

The  inventory,  dated  27  March,  1581,  was  taken  by  :     John  Blysse, 
(  Henry  Garrett,  George  Johnson,  appraisers. 
Amount  £101.   2s.  8d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  27  June,  1581,  by  Henry  Perkyns. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  7,  Page  115. 

1604  John  Perkins  of  Bilton  in  the  county  of  Warwick,  husband- 
man. 

In  his  will,  dated  27  February,  1604,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Bilton,"  and  mentions: 

Humphrey  Perkins  "my  son,"  executor/  John  Perkins,  Lienor  Perk- 
ing, Margaret  Perkins,  Em.  Perkins,  Susan  Perkins,  the  5  children  of 
said  Humphrey.  John  Butler  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  "my  daughter  and 
their  2  children."  Nicholas  Waren  and  his  "3  children."  Alice  Row- 
ley "my  daughter"  and  her  "four  daughters."  Catherine  Stretton  ''my 
danghter-in-lawe  and  her  four  children. 

John  Fawkes,  John  Clarke,  witnesses. 


26  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

The  inventory,  dated  1  March,  1604,  was  taken  by:  John  Fawkes, 
John  Clarke. 

Amount  £17.   Is.  Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  29  September,  1G04,  by  Humphrey  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  148. 

1588  Henry  Perkyns,  husbandman,  of  Attilbrughe  (Attleburrow), 
parish  of  Nuneaton. 

He  died  in  1588.  In  his  will,  which  was  dated  7  July,  1588,  and 
proved  31  Jan.  1588-9,  he  directs  that  he  shall  be  buried  in  the  church- 
yard of  St.  Nicholas,  Nuneaton,  and  mentions:  Margaret  Perkyns, 
"my  wife,"  executrix.     Alice  Perkyns,  Isabel  Perkyns,  "my  daughters." 

John  Perkyns,  Thomas  Tomson,  Thos.  Howlat.  Christopher  Leister, 
"my  well  beloved  friends,"  overseers.  Humphrey  Perkyns,  Ric.  Mabbs, 
Alice  Smith,  wife  of  William  Smith,  witnesses. 

Debts  owing  from  :  George  Wightmau  of  Gryffe,  James  Densluer, 
Thomas  Wright  of  Chilvers  Coton.     James  Parsons,  vicar  of  Nuneaton. 

The  inventory,  amounting  to  £83.  3,  4,  was  dated  25  July,  1588, 
and  rendered  by:  Thomas  Lythall,  senr.,  William  Buswell,  appraisers. 

The  inventory  mentions  a  lease  granted  by  John  Vincent. 

The  will  was  proved  at  Lichfield  by  Margaret  Perkyns  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  8,  24. 

1608  Margaret  Perkins  of  the  parish  "of  Nuneaton  in  the  county 
of  Warwick,  widow. 

In  her  will,  dated  1  April,  1607,  she  mentions  :  Isabel  Perkins  "my 
daughter."  "To  every  of  my  children's  children  xii  d."  "my  apparel 
to  my  children  to  be  divided  amongst  them."  Thomas  Cowper  "my 
son,"  executor. 

Marmaduke  Duff  kin,  Margaret  Duff  kin,  witnesses. 

There  is  no  inventory  of  her  estate. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  15  July,  1608,  by  Thomas  the  son,  executor. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  52. 

1G10-11     Humphrey  Peekln'S  late  of  Bilton,  yeoman. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  27 

Letters  of  Administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
31  January,  1610-11,  to  Alice  Perkins  the  relict. 

The  inventory,  dated  1  Xovembor,  8  James  I.,  (160S)  was  taken  by 
John  Fawkes,  John  Clarke,  Henry  Perkins,  John  Perkins,  John  Roe, 
appraisers. 

Amount,  £105.   7s.  2d. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  139. 

1618     Humphrey  Perkins  of  Bilton  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
18  August,  1618,  of  goods  left  unadmiuistered  by  Alice  the  relict,  to 
William  Palmer  and  Eleanor,  his  wife,  the  daughter. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  12,  Page  294. 

1632  John  Perkins  of  Rughye  in  the  county  of  Warwick,  husband- 
man. 

The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  25  October,   1632,  by:     Law- 
rence Higgs,  William  Marston  of  Rngbye,  yeoman. 
*  Amount  £178.   19s.  Od. 

"Item — one  Bond  wherein  Henry  Perkins  stands  bound  for  payment 
of  principall  debt  IIII.   L." 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page     . 

1634  Henry  Perkyns  of  Rugbye  in  the  county  of  Warwick,  yeo- 
man. 

In  his  will,  dated  31  October,  1632,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  Rugby  churchyard,"  and  mentions  :  "to  my  eldest  son  Henry  whom 
I  make  whole  executor  a  lease  of  a  dwelling  house  in  Rugbye  etc.,  ex- 
cept two  houses  at  the  east  end  of  my  close  and  two  cowes  commons 
belonging  to  them.  .  .  if  he  die  without  heirs  then  to  "niv  son"  "William  : 
if  he  die  without  heirs  then  to  "my  son"  John  after  his  aunts  decease 
Mary  and  Agnes. 

William  Marson,  Richard  Turnoll,  Nicholas  Miles,  witnesses. 


28  THE    PEBKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1054. 

The  inventory,  dated  2  June,  1634,  was  taken  by:  Theophilus 
Grene,  William  Marson,  Lawrence  Higgs,  Thomas  Hawkyns. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  25  July,  1634. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  ,  Page 

1638     John  Perkins  of  Rugby  in  the  comity  of  Warwick, 
In  his  will  (nuncupative),  dated  8   September,    1638,  he  mentions: 
"his  two  brothers"  Henry  Perkins  and  William  Perkins. 
Witnesses,  Annis  Marston,  Edward  Bate. 

The  inventory,  dated  15  December,  1(538,  was  taken  by:  Edward 
Bate,  Thomas  Perkins,  Lawrence  Higgs,  Thomas  Barndwell,  Elias 
How  kins. 

Amount  £35.   12s.  9d. 
Administration  (Will)  was  granted  at  Lichfield.  19  December,  1638, 
to  :      Henry  Peikins  of  Rugby,  husbandman,  William  Perkins  of  Rugby. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page 

1598     Rtcfiard  Perkyns  of  Warmington,  husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  1  December,  15S>8,  he  directs  that  he  shall  '"he 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Warmington,"  and  mentions  :  Margaret 
"my  wife,"  Thomas  "my  son,"'  executor.  John  "my  son,"  Richard  "my 
son"  and  his  son  Richard.  Alice  "my  daughter"  a  legacy  if  she  be  the 
survivor  of  old  Symons  her  father-in-law.  Ralfe  Symons  "son  of  said 
Alice." 

John  Richardson,  Thomas  Perkins,  overseers.  AVilliam  Colman, 
Thomas  Dewes,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  17  January,  1598  (1598-9),  was  taken  by: 
Thomas  Perkyns,  William  Co  11  man,  Henry  Cooper,  Symon  Daves,  ap- 
praisers. 

Amount  £97.    13s.   Od. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,   21  February,   1598,  by  Thomas  Perkyns  the 

sou. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  9,  Page  230. 

1605  Margaret  Perkins  of  Warmington  in  the  county  of  Warwick, 
widow. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  20 

In  her  will,  d:tted  22  January,   1604,  she  directs  that  she  shall  "he 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Warmington,"  and  mentions  :     John  Perk- 
ins "my  son,"  Richard  "my  son,'*  under  20.     Alee  "my  daughter"  and 
her  three  children  under  sixteen.      Thomas  Perkins,  executor. 
Anthony  Petepher.  Henry  Badcoke,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  23  July,  1605,  was, taken  hy  :     Henry  Perkins, 
William  Coleman. 

Amount  £5.   10s.   Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  2b'  July,  1605,  by  Thomas  Perkins  the  son. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  176. 


1607-8     Thomas  Perkins  the  elder  of  Warmington,  husbandnian. 

In  his  will,  dated  5  August,  1607,  he  directs,  that  he  shall  "he  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Warmington,"  and  mentions:  Leonard  Perkins 
"my  son,"  Alice  Perkins  "my  wife,"  executrix.  Henry  Perkins  "mv 
son,"  Thomas  Perkins  "the  son  ot  Henry  Perkins."  Agnes  BoOte  and 
her  two  boys.  Mary  Perkins,  Judith  Perkins,  "children  of  my  son 
Henry." 

Henry  Cowper,  William  Elckington,  overseers.  Anthony  Pettipher, 
witness. 

The  inventory,  dated   14  October,   1607,   was  taken  by:      William 
Column,  Henry  Perkins  the  elder,  Thomas  Perkins  the  younger. 
Amount  £76.    13s.  Od. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  6  February,  1607-8,  by  Alice  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  30. 


1708  Leonard  Parkins  of  the  parish  of  Warmington  in  the  comity 
of  Warwick. 

He  left  a  will,  but  it  is  missing.  From  the  Act  Book  it  appears  it 
was  proved  at  Lichfield,  3L  May,  1608,  by  (the  name  is  illegible;,  the 
mother-in-law  of  deceased,  the  executor. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  47. 


30  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

1G48     Thomas  Perkins,  Junior,  of  Warmington  hi  the  county  of 

Warwick,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  20  April,  HUT.  he  direct-,  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
hi  Warmington  churchyard,"  and  mentions:     Thomas  Perkins  "my  el- 
dest  son"   John    Perkins   "my  son,"   under   21,    Richard  Perkins  "m 
son,"   under   21,    Elizabeth    Perkins  "my  mother,''  John  Perkins  "in 
brother,"  Mary  Perkins  "my  sister," -Frances  Perkins  "my  sister,"  "m 
sister  Margeries  two   sons    that   she  now  hath,"  "my  sister"  Marryan, 
''my  sister"  Margaret,"  Mary  Perkins  "my  wile,"  executrix. 

Overseers,  Richard  Claridge  of  Warmington,  yeoman,  John  Perkins 
of  Warwick,  "my  brother."  Thomas  Gascoigne,  Matthew  Plant,  An- 
drew Hall,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,   dated   20   October,    1G47,    was    taken   by:   Anthony 
Pettii'er,  Richard  Claridge,  Thomas  Plant,  Thomas  Bennett. 
Amount  £94.   lis.   2d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  9  August,  1648,  by  the  execurtix. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page     . 


1541     John  Perkins  of  Salford,  Warwickshire. 

In  his  will  he  mentions  :      Son  William,  son  Nicholas. 
Leaves  doublets,  buckles,  swords,  etc.,  to  the  above  named  sons.. 

—  Worcester  Registry, 
Xo.  30. 

15G0     William  Perkins  of  Salford,  Warwickshire. 

He  was  the  son  of  John  Perkins  of  Salford  who  died  in  1541. 

His  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

— Worcester  Registry, 
Xo.  22. 

1566     Nicholas  Perkins  of  Salford,  Warwickshire. 

He  was  the  son  of  John  Perkins  of  Salford  who  died  in  1541. 
His  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

— Worcester  Registry. 
Xo.  56. 


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1566     Alice  Perkins  of  Sal  ford,  Warwickshire. 
Her  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

— Worcester  Registry. 
No.  110  (or  118). 

1559-60  William  Perkyns  of  Clifton,  county  of  Warwick,  labour- 
er. 

In  his  will,  dated  12  November,  1559,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Clifton,"  and  mentions  :  William  "my  son," 
Jone  "my  wife,"  executrix.     Jone  "my  daughter,"  Thomas  Mawbe. 

Richard  Barford,  John  Penchebek,  overseers.  Witnesses,  Sir  Rich- 
ard Cowper,  vicar  of  Clifton,  William  Payne. 

The  inventor}',  dated  16  December,  1559,  was  taken  by:  William 
Edwards,  appraisor. 

Amount  £27.  8s.   8d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  26  February,  1559/60,  by  Joan  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  5,  Page  185. 

1633  William  Perkins  of  Clifton  in  the  county  of  "Warwick,  yeo- 
man. 

•In  his  will  (not  dated)  he  mentions  :  "my  wife"  Agnes  Perkins,  "my 
son"  John   Perkins. 

Witness.  Richard  Lea. 

The  inventory,  dated  8  July,    1633,   was  taken   by;      William   Bate- 
nian,  Richard  Lea,  John  Bttenian,  John  Andrews. 
Amount  £102.   6s.   Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield.  16  July,  1633,   by  Agnes  Perkins,   widow,   the 
relict  and  John  Perkins  the  sou. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  ,  Page     . 

1607  Richard  Perkins  of  Hill,  parish  of  Leamington  Hastings,  in 
the  county  of  Warwick. 

In  his  will,  dated  "the  ninetieth  day  of  June  in  the  year  of  our  Lorde 

Christe  one  thousand  six  hundn  d  and  ,"  he  mentions;     "my  three 

children  in  lawe."     Mary  Perkins  "my  daughter,"  under  21.      William 


32  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

Perkins  "my  son,"  under  21.  .Tone  "my  wife,"  executrix,  "my  house 
close  and  one  half  yard  land  (lease)"  Thomas  Abotte"my  son  in  lawe" 
and  his  mother.  Robert  Abotte  brother  of  said  Thomas  Abotte.  Anise 
Abotte  sister  of  said  Thomas  Abotte.  John  Grisburne,  Richard  Teste, 
widow  Greene,  William  Miles. 

Matthew  Hulme,  Humphrey  Davies,  Edward  Perkins,  overseers. 

The  inventory,  dated  day  of ,  1607,  was  taken  by  :   Henry 

Blisse,  Robert  Mill  way,  husbandman,  appraisers. 
Amount  £83.   14s.   yd. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,    17   October,   1(307,   by  Joan  the  relict  and  the 
tuition  provided  for  of  Mary  and  William  Perkins  the  children,  minors. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  22. 

16*08     Joan  Perkins  of  Hill,  parish  of  Leamington  Hastings,  widow. 

In  her  will,  dated  14  December,  16*07,  she  mentions:  Mary  Perkins 
"my  daughter,"  William  Perkins  "my  son."  Thomas  Abot,  Robert 
Abot,  Anis  Abot,  "my  three  children  by  my  first  husband."  "neither 
the  house  barns  ground  flowers  honelis  nor  (lores  joysts  windowes 
glasse  nor  wyndo  leyds  be  removed." 

Thomas  Garret,  Richard  Roberts,  neighbors.  Thomas  Abot  "my 
son,"  executor.  Wylliam  Bull,  Robert  Bull,  overseers.  Mathew 
Hulme,  Humphrey  Davies,  Thomas  Garret,  John  Johnson,  William 
Johnson,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  1G  December,  1607,  was  taken  by:  Robert 
Mylwaye,  appraiser,  and  it  amounted  to  £34.   17s.   7d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  21  January,  1607-8,  by  Thomas  Abot. 

■ — Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  11,  Page  28. 

1614  Richard  Perkins  of  Hill,  parish  of  Leamington  Hastings, 
husbandman. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Lichfield,  6 
August,  1614,  to  William  Perkins  the  son. 

The  inventory,    dated    14   October,    1614,    was   token   by:   Mathew 
Hulme,  Thomas  Walford,  William  Yate,  appraisors. 
Amount  £5.  0s.  Od. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  12,  Page  88. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IX    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 


33 


HONNINGHAM. 

1550     Wyllyam   Perkyxs  of  Honningham. 

In  his  will,  dated  15  October,  1549,  he  directs  that  lie  shall  "he 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  St.  Margaret,  Honningham,"  and  mentions  : 
John  "  my  son,"  Thomas  "  my  son,"  Johan  "my  daughter,"  Amies  "  ray 
wife,"  executrix. 

Sir  Thomas  Weston,  Sir  William  Squyer,  Vicar  of  Weston,  wit- 
nesses. 

The  inventory,  not  dated,  amounted  to  £23.  6s.  8d. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  5,  Page  8. 

1553  Agnes  Perkyxs  of  Honingham  in  the  county  of  Warwick, 
widow. 

In  her  will,  dated  1  August,  1552,  she  directs  that  she  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  St.  Marg*.,  Honingham,"  and  mentions: 
John  "  my  son,"  Thomas  "  my  son,"  Johan  "  my  daughter,"  Sir  Thomas 

"my  brother," executor.  Rychard,  Vicar  of  Weston,  witness. 

The   inventory,  not    dated,   was  taken    by:    John  Browne,  Thomas 
Perky ns," John  Hobley,  appraisers. 
Amount  £21.  17s.  Od. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  17  April,  1553,  by  Sir  Thomas ,  Curate,  the 

brother. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  5,  Page  51. 

1559  Thomas  Parkyxns  of  Honingham,  county  of  Warwick. 
In  his  will,  dated  10  January,  1559,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "  be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Offchurch,"  and  mentions:  Martin  "  my 
son,"  Raffe  "  my  son  "  and  his  II II  brethren  under  twenty  years  old. 
Thomas  Cox  of  Honingham,  executor.  Jone  Stanlye,  Robert  Browne 
of  Honingham,  Edward  Bromfyld  of  Offchurch,  overseers.  Rychard 
Arnold,  Jamys  Chauntlar,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  not  dated,  amounted  to  £35.  3s.  4d.,  and  the  over- 
seers and  witnesses  were  the  appraisors. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  20  April,  1559,  by  Thomas  Cox. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  5,  Page  166. 
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AVON    DASSETT. 

1559     John  Parkyns  of  Avon  Dassett. 

He  died  In  October,  1558.  In  his  will,  which  was  dated  the  10  Oc- 
tober, 1558,  :md  proved  20th  of  April,  155!'.  he  directs  tint  he  shall  he 
buried  in  the  parish  church  of  Avon  Dassett,  and- mentions  :  William 
Parkyns,  "my  son  "  and  his  children  under  18.  "My  wife."  "My  son's 
wife."  Robert  Warner  the  elder,  George  Warner,  William  Warner, 
Richard  Warner,  overseers.  William  Parkins,  Anne  Widowes,  John 
Parkyns,  "  my  brother's  son.''  Joue  Lineat,  "  my  daughter,*'  Ales 
Wever,  "  my  daughter, "'  Elizth.  Bagley,  "  my  daughter."  "Every  one 
of  my  daughters'  children."  Thomas  Parkins,  Richard  Parkins,  John 
Parkins,  executors. 

The   inventory  was    dated    24  October,  1558,  by   Henry  Profet,  Wil- 
liam Basse,  Robert  Todd,  appraisors. 
Amount  £51.  19s.  8d. 

The  will  was  proved  at  Lichfield,  by  Thomas,  Richard  and  John 
Perkins. 

— Lichtield  Registry. 
Act  Book  Xo.  5,  167. 

Note. — John  Perkyn-  was  one  of  the  "primers"  [appraisers]  of  the  inventory  of  the  estate  of  Win. 
Euoike  of  Avon  Da-sett,  1537. 

1619  Thomas  Perkins  of  Avon  Dassett,  county  of  Warwick, 
husbandman. 

Iu  his  will,  dated  "  the  sixe  and  thirtie  day  of  April  Anno  Domini 
One  thousand  sixe  hundred  &  seaventeene,"  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  church  of  Avon  Dassett  against  the  north  church  door,*' 
and  mentions  :  Widow  Biker.  Anne  Andrewes.  Thomas  Gubbin, 
Thomas  A nderows,  Thomas  Hodges,  Thomas  Walker,  "my  godchildren.'' 
Elizabeth  Gibbes  "my  daughter."  Elizabeth  daughter  of  said  Eliz- 
abeth Gibbes,  under  16.  John  Kimberley  "to  have  the  £10  given  by 
his  father, —  under  16.  Mary  Frayne  "  my  daughter."  Anne  Frayne. 
"her  daughter/' —  under  16.  Margaret  Perkin>>  "my  Wife."'  John 
Perkins  "my  son,"  executor.  Richard  Burrows  of  Arlescott,  John 
Webb  of  Wardingtou,  overseers.      Witness,  John  Xeale. 

The    inventory,   dated    the,  26    June,  1619,  was  taken   by:   Richard 
Perkins  the  elder,  Thomas  Kymbell,  of  Avon    Dassett,  appraisers. 
Amount  £188.  0s.  oil. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  11  August,  1619,  by  the  executor. 

— Lichtield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  13,  Page  22 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY     IX    ENGLAND.        1510-1(354.  3D 


KNIGHTCOTE. 

1.605  Richard  Perkins  of  Knighleote  in  the  parish  of  Burton 
Dassett  in  the  county  of   Warwick,  Sniylh. 

In  his  will,  which  is  not  dated,  he  mentions:  Richard  Perkins  "  mv 
son,*'  under  12.  Alice  Perkin-  "  my  eldest  daughter,'*  under  15.  Man- 
Perkins  "my  youngest  daughter,"  under  15.  Elizabeth  '"my  wife," 
executrix.      James  Wagstaffe,  Henry  Proifitte,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,   dated   the   25  July.    ItfOd,   was  taken   by:     "William 
Brooks,  Thomas  Caddie,  Thomas   Perkins,  Francis   Spycer,  appraisers. 
Amount  £26.  Is.  Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  26  July,  1605,  by  Elizabeth  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
^^^>  m  r->  Act  Book  No.  10,  Paore  176. 

1588845 

LEA    MARSTON. 

1617  John  Perkins  of  Lea  Marston  in  the  county  of  Warwick, 
labourer. 

In  his   will(uuncupative) ,  dated   30  June,  1617,   he  mentions:  Joyce 
his  wife,  executrix.      John    Eides,  Hugh    Hill,  overseers  and   witnesses. 
The   inventory,   dated    31    October,    1617,    was   taken   by:   Edwarde 
Mountforde,   Hugh    Hill,  John   Saundler,  Thomas  Pinchbacke,  apprais- 
ers. 

Amount  about  £20. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  5  Nov.,  1617,  by  Joyce  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  12,  Page  249. 


BILTON. 

1618     Edward  Perkins  of  Bilton,  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 
Letters  of  administration  upon  his   estate  were    granted  at  Lichfield, 
20  January,  1618,  to  Alice  Perkins  of  Bilton.  the  relict. 

The  inventory  of  his  estate,  dated  20th   December,  1618,  was  taken 
by  :  John  Fawkes,  Thomas  Greene  of  Bilton,  yeoman,  appraisers. 
Amount  £10.  12s.  6d. 
Bond  due  from  Mark  Rush. 

—  Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  12,  Pa  ire  314. 


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FRANCKTOV    SUP.    DUNSMORE. 

1634  John  Perkins  of  Franckton.  sup  Dunsmore,  in  the  county 
of  Warwick,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  24  February,  10th,  Charles,  he  makes  the  follow- 
ing bequests,  viz.  :  6-8  to  the  poor  of  Franckton  :  "  to  my  poore  friends 
in  other  parishes,"  20/-;  to  Livewell  "  my  son,"  £30  ;  to  Abigaill  "my 
daughter,*'  £20  ;  to  Lydia  ''  my  daughter,'"  £4  ;  to  "  all  my  children's 
children  "  I  sheepe  each ;  residue  to  Nathaniell  "  my  son,"  and  appoints 
him  sole  executor. 

Overseers,  "my  good  and  loving  friends  and  neighbours  John  Stanton 
and  Humfry  Hale."  (There  is  no  signature  to  the  will.)  Simon 
Moore,  John  Coop,  Rebecca  Chayge,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  4  March,  1634,  was  taken  by  :  John  Stanton, 
Humfrey  Hale,  Peter  Dunkley. 

Amount  £182.  3s.  5d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  19  March,  1634,  by  the  executor. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  ,  Page     . 

STONELEY. 

1647     Francis  Perkins  of  Stoneley,  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 

In  his  will,  dated  2  May,  1644,  be  mentions:  '*  my  daughter"  Eliz- 
abeth Perkins;  under  21,  Katherine  "  my  wife,"  Thomas  Perkins, 
the  son  of  my  brother  John,  The  six  children  of  my  sister  Browne- 
field,  "the  two  sons  of  my  sister  Fullward."'  Francis  Kington,  John 
Taylor. 

Executors,  "my  brother  "John  Perkins,  John  Taylor.  Overseer, 
Francis  Kington.  "  5 /-each  to  "  my  father,"  "my  mother  "  and  "my 
sister"  Elizabeth.      Witnesses,  John  Taylor,  Francis  Kington. 

The  inventory,  dated  7  May,  1644,  was  taken  by:  Richard  Fox, 
John  Taylor,  Thomas  Cartwright. 

Amount  £256.    lis.  4d. 

The  consent  of  the  executors  to  the  marriage  of  Katherine  Perkins 
the  widow,  to  Thomas  Garrett,  is  recorded  2  June,  1646. 

The  executors  named  renounced  the  trust,  and  letters  of  administra- 
tion with  the  will  were  granted  at  Lichfield,  5  November,  1647,  to 
Katherine  Perkins,  alias  Garrett,  the  relict. 

The  Act  Book  mentions  Thomas  Garrett  of  Stoneley,  yeoman. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.  ,  Page      . 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1 J 10-1654.  3§" 

BAGGINTON. 

1G49  William  Perkins  of  Bagginton  in  the  county  of  Warwick, 
husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  12  June,  1649,  he  mentions:  w  my  wife  "  execu- 
trix, "my  son"  William  Perkins,  under  22,  "my  son'*  Edward  Per- 
kins under  2.1,  "my  daughter"'  "Mary  Perkins  under  20,  Mary 
Perkins  "'my  beloved  wife." 

Overseers,  "'  my  friends  and  neighbours  Thomas  Gibson  and  John 
Wilkinson."  Witnesses,  William  Bromley,  Thomas  Gibson,  John 
Wilkinson. 

The  inventory,  dated  20  September,  1049,  was  taken  by  :  John  Wil- 
kinson, Richard  Russell. 

Amount  £183.  2>.  2d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  2(5  October,  1640,  by  the  exix. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  ,  Page     . 

LONDON. 

1603     John  Parkyns,   London.     He  was  the  third  son   of  Richard 

and  Elizabeth    (Beresford)    (Barlow)  Perkins,  of  Bunny,  Notts.      He 

died  in   London  in    1630,    young  and   unmarried.     His   will   is   in  the 

London  Registry. 

— London  Registry. 

1665  John  Perkins,  gentleman.  He  died  in  London  in  1665.  His 
children  were  :  John.  Edmund,  the  fourth  son.  Two  other  sons ; 
names  unknown.  Nephew  John  Perkins.  Godsons,  and  nephews  and 
nieces  of  the  name  of  Boulter  or  Poultcr. 

— London  Registry. 

1614  ''James  Parkins  of  St.  Clement  Danes,  eo.  Middlesex,  gen- 
tleman." 

In  his  will,  dated  April  22,  1614,  he  mentions:  "Legacies  to  the 
poor  of  Upledon,  co.  Gloucester,  and  of  Harpery  in  said  county. 
Nieces  Elizabeth,  Johane  and  Ann  Cotterell.  "  To  said  Johane  Cotter- 
ell  and  her  exors.  and  admr.s  after  the  death  of  her  now  father  and 
mother,  all  my  estate,  &c,  in  the  house  in  Ledbury  now  in  occupation 
of  her  sd.  father."  Nephew  William  Cotterill,  Henry  Walker,  mer- 
chant Tavlor,  and  his  wife  Ann,  William  Flower,  James Orrell,  Francis 


H 


THE    PEKKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1 5 10-1  654. 


Webster,   Thomas    Ralitison,  gent.,  Joanc    Groves,    Elizabeth    Neave, 
Thomas  Johnson,  Paul    Whitmore,  John   Yarner,  merchant  t;iilor,  and 
his  wife.      Residue  to  friend  Wilhn.  Lanekson,  gentn.  and  he  the  exor. 
Overseers,  sd.  John  Yarner  and  Henry  Watkins,    gentn. 
Proved -18  July,  1614.  by  \Vm.  Lanekson,  gentn.  exor. 

— London  Registry. 
Index  number:  "  $h  La  we." 

NOTE.  St.  Clement  Danes  iu  London — close  to  Temple  Bar — Legal  Quarter — .  He  was,  perhaps 
a  lawyer.  Uplcadon  and  Harpery  [or  Hartbury]  are  close  to  Xewent,  and  Ledbury  is  in  Hereford, 
shire,  a  few  miles  north.    Keiielm  Cotterel  was  bailiff  of  Tewkesbury  in  13?S  and  15r4. 

1027     Edward  Pekkins,   London. 

(He  was  related  to  a  London  family  of  the  name,  who  were  connected 
with  the  Boulter  or  Poulter  family,  and  was  a  member  of  a  family  of 
the  name  who  were  master-shipwrights  :  sailed  for  Virginia  in  1627, 
though  he  seems  to  have  died  young- and  unmarried.)  He  is  mentioned 
in  a  London  will. 

— M.  P. 

1549     John  Pakkyns,  citizen  and  turner.  London. 

In  his  will,  proved  in  1549,  he  mentions  Humphrey  Parkyns. 

— London  Registry. 

(M.  P.) 

1656  Thomas  Perkins,  of  St.  Stephen's,  Coleman  street,  London, 
K  citizen  and  barber  chirugeon." 

In  his  will,  dated  8  Oct.,  1656,  he  mentions:  "  Brother  John  Per- 
kins. Mr.  George  Speering  and  his  wife,  and  their  son  and  daughter, 
George  and  Elizabeth  Speering.  Mrs.  Spawling  and  Dr.  Wilby. 
Friend  Mr.  Win,  Walker,  ironmonger.  Kinsman  Thomas  Rogers  and 
his  sisters  and  brother,  Anne  Rogers,  Mary  Rogers.  Susanna  Rogers 
and  Joseph  Rogers.  Cousin  Job  Howse,  son  of  cousin  Robert  Howse. 
Cousin  Elizabeth  Cotterell,  my  sister  Elizabeth  CotterePs  daughter. 
Friends  Willm.  Shield  and  Mrs.  Xood.  Cousin  Ann  Dyer  and  her 
son.     Residue  to  wife  Ann,  and  she   was  the  exix. 

Proved  17  July,  1657. 

— London  Registry. 

Index  Number  :  "  273  Ruthen." 

Note.  A  Thomas  Rogers  is  mentioned  in  the  will  of  Thomas  Perkins,  of  Tewkesbury  fl.V?0}, 
This  Thomas  Perkins  had  a  sister  Cotterell  who  had  a  daughter  Elizabeth  Cotterell,  as  James  Per- 
kins, of  St.  Clement  Danes,  CO.  Middlesex  fwho  died  forty-two  years  before,  had  also. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IX    ENGLAND.        1510-1654.  %Q 


BERKSHIRE. 

15—  Robert  Perkins,  yeoman,  of  Abingdon.  He  died  in  15 — , 
and  his  will  was  proved  at  the  Berkshire  registry  ;  an  abstract  of  it  is 
as  follows  : 

"I,  Robartt  Pkins.  of  Abendon,  yeoman,  beqnethto  Thomas  my  .-one 
xiii  s  liij  d  ;  to  John  my  sone  xiij  s  iiij  d  ;  to  Wyllam  my  sone  xiij  s 
iiij  d;  Jone  my  wyfe." 

— C  50. 

Joan  Perkins,  widow  of  above,  died  in  1550,  and  her  will  was  also 
proved    at    the    Berkshire  Registry;  an  abstract    of  it  is  as    follows: 

"The  copye  of  the  will  of  Jone  Pkins  diseessyd  and  Late  of  Abendon 
Ao.  30  regni  regis  E.  Si.     The  xv  day  of  September,  &c.,  I  bequethe 

unto  my  sn  John  Pkins a  folding  table unto  my   sn  William 

Pkins Thomas   Boylaud  to  have  thovsight    of  all  theis  bequests 

unto  Margery    More   my  best   smoeke unto  Alis  Mosse  a 

kirtill unto  Margret   Prior  a   napurn unto   Alis  Coxe  my 

systr  my  gowne  lyned  wt  russeJs  wolsted The  rest  of  all  my  goods 

I  doe  geve  and  bequethe  unto  Thomas  Pkins  my  sn  whom  I  doe  ordeyne 
and  make  my  sole  &  full  executr." 

—Battel,  112. 

Note.  From  the  above  will?  it  appears  the  children  of  Robert  and  Joan  Perkins  were :  Thomas, 
John,  William.  It  may  be  that  Margery  More,  Alice  Mo?-e  and  Margaret  Prior  were  married 
daughters. 

1557  Thomas  Parkins  of  Abendon.  An  abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows  : 

"The   xvith   daye   of  June, MVCLVIj   I  Thomas  Parkyns   of 

the   borrowgh  of   Abendon tayler bequethe  unto   Grace  my 

dowghter  a  Bullok bequethe  unto  Thomas  my  son  a  Bolloke 

unto    John  my  son  my  gowne unto  Alyee  Coke  my  awnte    iij  s. 

iiij  d. unto   William  pkyns  my  brother  vi  s.   viij  d.  It.  the  reste 

off  all  my  goode I  'jyye  unto  Elsabethe  my  wyftv' 

Proved  4  October,  1557. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
Battel,  103. 

1597     William  Parkins  of  Abingdon.     An  abstract  of  hi>  will  is 

as  follows  : 

"The  xiiij  day  of  September,  39  Elizabeth,  I  William  Parkins  of  the 


14$  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1564. 

Borough  of  Abingdon give  unto  my  cosen  John  Parkins  my  second 

best  feather  bed Alice  my  wiife." 

Thos.  Rowe,  John  pkyns,  &c. ,  witnesses. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
J.  216. 

1608     Alice  Parktns  of  Abingdon.      An  abstract  of  her  will  is  as 
follows  : 

"27    April,    A.D.    1608.      I    Alice    Purkyns    of  Abingdon    in    the 

County  of  Berks.,  widow bequeth  to  my  sone  Robert  Scutter  my 

best  Feetherbedd unto  Anne  Skutter  Daughter  of  the  said  Robert 

Skutter  one  bockaram  sheete Mary  Tylehurst  my  daughter. 

my  brother  John  Parkyns." 

— Berkshire  Registry. 

1529     Rorert  Perkins  oF  the  parish  of  Burscott. 

An  abstract  of  his  will  is  as  follows  :  "The  XIX  daye  of  June  1520, 

I  Robert   pkins bequeth to  my  mother  ij  kyn to  my 

brother  all  my  rayment,  &c.'? 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
A.   137. 

1540     Robert  Parkins   of  Hagborn.     An  abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows:     "Ye   vij   daye  of  Mche.  1540.    I   Robert  pkins   of  Hagborn 

geve  to  my  chyldren  iij  qarters  of  barlye  to  be  equally  devided 

amonge  the,  &c.,  &c." 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
A.  300. 

1544     Edward  Perkins  of  Coxwell.      An  abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows  : 

"The    xxth   daye  of  the   monyth    of   February    in   the  yere  of    o'r 

Lord,  1544,  I  Edward  pkyns  of  ye  priche  of  Cokeswell Edward 

my  son  shal  have    ye  west   berne  &   ij  yerrde   londe to  my  thrc 

dowghtrs    8c    to  ev'y  one    of   them  one   Cowe to  Elezabeth   my 

dowghtr,   a  nox   Ainas  my   vvyff Thes   be    wytnes   John    Ilykke 

Thomas  Lewys  &  Ric.     My  11  wt.  or  mo." 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
Battel,   110. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1 654.  41 

The   xxth  clave  of  February,    1544,    I  Edward  pkyns  of  Cokeswell 

wyll  yt.     Thomas  my  son  shall  have  iiij  yerd  londe. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
C.    158. 

Note.    This  will  is  also  registered  the  same  as  Battel  110,  but  here  it  mentions  Thomas  his  son. 

1588  Thomas  Perkins  of  Coxwell.  An'  abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows  : 

"The  laste  of  July,  30  Elizabeth,  I  Thomas  Perkins  of  Cox- 
well -  -  -  bequeath  to  Annie  Perkins  my  daughter  the  two  yearde 
lande  that  I  now  injoye,  after  the  death  of  Elizabeth  my  wine  accord- 
ing to  the  custom  of  Coxwell. to  Joane   Perkins  the  elder   my 

daughter  twenty  pounds to  Joane  Perkins  the  younger  my  daugh- 
ter the  one  yearde  lande  wch.  my  mother  now  hath,  after  the  death  of 
my  mother  and  wine,  &c,  &e." 

Proved  16  April,  1580. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
H.   244. 

1572  John  Parkins  of  East  Henred.  Abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows  : 

'The  xxiiij  of  August,  14  Elizabeth,   I   John  Parkins bequeath 

unto  Margaret  Pouter  a  cofer  -  -  -  unto  Agnes  Porter  a  platter." 
Mentions:-  Christian  Porter.  Elizabeth  Porter.  Rafe  Adams.  Wil- 
liam Porter. 

Proved  13  October,  A.  D.  1572. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
F.  338. 

1615  Thomas  Perkins  of  Longcott.  An  abstract  of  his  will  is  as 
follows : 

"I  Thomas  Perkins bequeath  to  my  sonne  Thomas  Perkins 

xx  s.     Made  25  February,  1614." 
Proved  2  October,  1615. 

— Berkshire  Registry, 
L.  553. 

DERBYSHIRE. 

1557  Thomas  Perkyns  of  Thurlaston,  parish  of  Elvaston,  Co.  of 
Derby. 


42  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510—1654. 

In  his  will,  dated  23  May,  1557,  ho  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  parish  church  of  Elvaston,"  and  mentions  :  Elizabeth,  June,  "my 
two  daughters"  unmarryed.  Nicholas  Person  and  his  children,  John 
Coxson,  Henry  Wode,  Elyn  Perkyns,  John  Perkyns  "my  son.''  John 
Perky ns,  John  Bonsover,  executors.  Nicholas  Be nt ley,  supervisor. 
Nicholas  Homes,  Elys  Coxson,  Elys  Smethley,  John  Bradshaw,  wit- 
nesses. 

The    inventory,   not  dated,   was    taken   by:   William   Coghyn,   John 
Laukshyr,  Thomas  Lygge,  John  Williamson. 
Amount  £30.    16s.   8d. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  13  September,  1557,   by  John   Perkins,  power 
reserved  for  John  Bonsover. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  5,  Page  106. 

1605  George  Parken  of  Sothall,  parish  of  Beighton,  County  of 
Derby,  husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  1  October,  1604,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Beighton,"'  and  mentions:  Jone  "my  wife,"  ex- 
ecutrix. John  Parken  "my  son,"  Roland  Parkin  "my  son  "and  his 
two  children,  George  Parken  "  my  son,"  and  his  two  children,  Eliza- 
beth Parken  "daughter  of  my  son  John,"  Robert  Bouth  the  younger, 
"  whom  I  am  grandfather  unto." 

John  Waynewright,  Godfrey  Try  tone,  overseers. 

Debts  owing  to  :  John  Hobsone,  Charles  Hobsone,  John  Culfourthage, 
Thomas  Smetley,  Thomas  Creswicke.  William  Henfrey,  John  Hcn- 
frey,  Edward  Henfrey,  "my  wife's  children,"  Margaret  Perkyn,  wife 
of  Roland  Perkyn,  Steven  Grene,  Thomas  Stacie,  Richard  Morten, 
Lord  Cavendish,  Nicholas  Machden. 

Witness,  John  Iligden,  clerk. 

The  inventory,  dated day  of ,  1605,  was  taken  by  :  Robert 

Scalles,  Ralph  Greaves,  Lyonell  Roberts,  George  Jessope. 
Amount  £39.  19s.   lOd. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  20  December,  1605,  by  Joan,  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  10,  Page  184. 

1617     John  Perkin,  of  Thurlaston,  in  the  parish  of  Elvaston. 
In  his  will,  dated  7  April,  1617,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  parish  church  of  Elvaston,"  and   mentions  :  Alice,  "my    wife." 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  43 

Residue  to  he  divided  ''amongst  my  children,"  viz:  1  son  and  4  daugh- 
ters. Mary  Perkins,  Anne  Perkins,  "my  daughters,"  executrixes. 
Richard  Perkins  "my  brother,"  William  Randall  of  Alvaston,  John 
Newham  of  Thurlaston,  James  Newham  of  Thnrlaston,  John  Dore  of 
Ambaston,  John  Flnssctt  "my  wife's  brother,'*  debts. 

Francis  Barton  "my  brother-in-law,"  supervisor.  Gervase  Hall,  Wil- 
liam Osborne,  witnesses. 

The  inventory   (without  date)    was  taken   by:  John  Cocken,  Roger 
Meare,  Richard  Piggin,  Thomas  Garton,  appraisers. 
Amount,  about,  £100.  Os.  Od. 
Proved  at  Lichfield,  16  June,  1617,  by  Mary  and  Anne  Perkins   the 
daughters. 

— Licli field  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  12," Page  230. 

1638  Richard  Perkins  of  Elvaston,  in  the  county  of  Derby,  hus- 
bandman. 

In  his  will  (nuncupative),  dated  29  January,  1637,  he  bequeathes 
as  follows:  unto  the  children  of  "his  nephew"  John  Bacon  17  sheepe. 
Francesse  Richardson  of  Thurlaston,  county  of  Derby,  widow,  owes 
him  £3.  15s.  Od.  :  he  gave  part  30/ —  to  his  '"nephew"  John  Perkins, 
20/—  to  Richard  Perkins  son  of  said  John  Perkins,  the  residue  of  said 
sum  to  the  children  of  said  John  Bacon,  land  called  Chickenholme  als. 
Gotysfleld  &  Bellyton  field  in  Elvaston  &  land  called  Lichpooles  leased 
from  John  Richardson  of  Thurlaston,  Gent,  and  Francesse  Richardson 
his  mother,  land  called  Willm  Waye  leased  from  Sir  John  Stanhope 
of  Elvaston,  knight.  £4.  to  Iluinfrey  Bate  of  Thurlaston,  weaver, 
residue  to  the  children  of  said  John  Bacon. 

Executor, — John  Sore  the  elder  of  Ambaston,  Co.  Derby,  yeoman. 
Witnesses, — Richard  Brooke,  Mary  Bacon. 

The  inventory,  dated  3  February,   1637,  was  taken  by:  Win.   Os- 
borne, Win.  Piggin,  Richard  Brooke,  Robert  Moorely. 
Amount,  £55.  18s.  8d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  20  April,  1638,  by  the  executor. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  ,  Page 

DEVONSHIRE. 

1600     Parkin.     His  children   were:     Hugh,   born ;  died 


44  THE    TERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654. 

1640.      Mark,  horn ;  died   1628.   Abraham,  born  :  died  after 

1628.     A  daughter,  born ;  married  William  Bishopp. 

— M.  P. 

1610     Hugh  Parkin,  of  Clist  Honiton.     He  was  a  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  which  was  dated  31  Oct.,  1634,  and  proved  30  June,  1640, 
his  name  appears  as  "Parkinge.  "  He  was  the  eldest  son  probably.     His 

wife  was  Mary.      His  children  were:     Thomas,  born  ;  under  24  in 

1634  ;  the  eldest  son.  Marke  "Parkinge  "  ("Perkins  "  in  his  brother's 
will)  born  ;  died  after  1675.  John,  born ;  clie-d  1677.  Mar- 
garet,  born  ;   married  Collier.      Marie,   born  ;   married 


Scobell. 


-M.  P. 


1640  John  Perkins.  His  wife  was  Mary. 
•*  In  his  will,  which  was  dated  8  Feb.,  1675-6,  and  proved  18  Feb., 
1677—8,  the  name  is  "Perkins"  and  not  "Parkin  ;"  and  in  his  will  he  men- 
tions :  Cousin  John  Waldron,  Thomas  Perkins,  nephew  of  Honiton  Clist 
(probably  his  brother  Thomas' son),  brother  Mark  Perkins,  sister  Mar- 
garet Collier,  sister  Mary  Scobell,  cousin  Mary,  wife  of  John  Perkins, 
sister  (in  law?)  Jane  Perkins  and  her  daughter  Mary  Perkins,  nephews 
Thomas  and  John  Perkins. 

— M.  P. 

1628     Mark  Parkin,  husbandman,  of  Broad  Clist.     He  was  the  son 

of  Parkin,  and  a  brother  of  Hugh  Parkin,   of    Honiton  Clist,  and 

Abraham  Parkin,  of  Woodburie.      His  wife  was  Thomasine. 

By  his  will,  which  was  dated  20  March,  1628  and  proved  on  25   April 

administration  upon  his  estate   was  given  to   William  Collins,  senior, — 

the  testator's  son-in-law,  during  the  minority  of  William  Collins,  junior, 

who  was  appointed  executor  of  the  will.      His  children  were  :      Arthur, 

born    ;   married    Rebecca    .      Christian,   born  ;   married 

William   Collins.      (William  and  Christian  Collins   had  sons,  William 

who  was  under  ajje  in  1628,  and  George. 

(Will  )_M.  P. 

1628     Arthur  Parkin.      He  was    the  son  of  Mark   and  Thomasine 

( )  Parkin,  of  Broad  Clist.      His  wife  was  Rebecca .     Their 

children  were  :     Thomas.     Mary. 

M.  P. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  45 

1628  Abraham  Parkin,  of  Woodbnrie.  Nothing  is  known  of  him 
except  that  he  was  the  son  of Parkin,  and  a  brother  of  Hugh  Par- 
kin, of  Clist  Honiton,  and  Mark  Parkin,  of  Broad  Clist.  His  children 
were:     Abraham,  who  was  living  in  1628:   Jaken. 

M.  P. 

1634     Thomas  Parkin,  of  Honiton  Clist.     He  was  the  eldest  son  of 

Hugh  and    Mary  ( )  Parkin  of  Clist  Honiton,  and  the  brother  of 

Marke  Parkinge  and  of  John  Perkins.      lie   was  under  24  in  1634.      He 

is  not   mentioned  in  his   brother  John's  will,    which  was  dated   7  Feb., 

1675-6,  and  was  deceased  at  that  time,  probably.    He  left  a  son  Thomas  ; 

and  perhaps  other  children. 

M.  P. 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE. 

1494     John  Perkins  of  Bristol. 

He  died  about  1493-4,  leaving  plate,  etc.,  to  his  son  John. 

— London  Registry. 
M.  P. 
1539     Thomas  Perkyns  of  Lechlade. 

Although  Lechlade  is  not  in  the  diocese  of  Worcester,  nevertheless 
this  will  was  tiled  there;  it  was  probably  not  examined. 

— Worcester  Registry. 

1551     William  Perkins,  of  Minsterworth. 

His  will  was  proved  December  19,  1551.     He  married  Anne . 


The    children    of    William    and    Anne  ( )  Perkins    were:    John, 

born ;  other  children,  son-in-law  William   Brether. 

—  Gloucester  Registry. 

1552     Thomas  Perkins,  of  Minsterworth.      He  married  Jane.      His 

will   was    proved  May   7,    1552.      The  children    of   Thomas  and    Jane 

( )  Perkins   were:    son  John,   daughter  Mary.   Brother  William 

Hassard,  kinsman  William  Wymon. 

— Gloucester  Registry. 


1553  Thomas  Perkins,  of  Tewkesbury.  He  married 
His  will  was  proved  July  5,  1553,  and  in  this  instrument  h< 
wife  Elizabeth,  sister  Sybil,  daughter  Margaret,  son  1 
Thomas,  Robert  Perkins  living  at  Cogdon  (probably  Longc 


He   married    Elizabeth. 
he  mentions  : 
Robert,    son 
lgdon  in  Wor- 
cestershire). 

— Gloucester  Registry. 


4(3  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN*    ENGLAND.        1510-1G54. 

1556  Elizabeth  Perkins,  widow,  of  Tewkesbury.  Her  will  w;ls 
proved  May  27,  1550;  in  which  document  she  mentions:  lute  husband 
Thomas  Perkins,  son  Thomas  and  his  daughter  Elizabeth,  son  Richard 
and  his  daughter  Alia,  daughter  Margaret,  kinsman  John  Tyrvell. 

— New  England  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

1558  Walter  Peukyns,  of  Harpery.  He  married  Elizabeth.  He 
died  in  1558,  leaving  a  widow  and  five  children.  He  mentions  in  his 
will:  wife  Elizabeth,  son  Richard,  son  John,  daughter  Margery,  daugh- 
ter Isabel,  daughter  Margaret. 

Overseers,  Thomas  Perkyns  and  John  Barston.  All  of  the  children 
were  under  21. 

— New  England  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

1558  Thomas  Perkins,  of  Hacelrield  (probably  Hasfield).  He 
married  Elizabeth.  He  and  his  wife  died  in  1558,  and  each  left  a  will ; 
their  daughter  Joan  also  left  one  ;  and  from  these  three  wills  the  fol- 
lowing names  are  taken  :  son  John  the  younger,  to  whom  the  father 
bequeaths  a  house  in  the  parish  of  Eldertield ;  daughter  Joan  the 
elder;  daughter  Joan  the  younger;  son  Thomas  P.  who  had  children 
Sybil  and  Margaret. 

— New  England  Hist.  &  and  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

Note. — loan*.*  will  was  pro  veil  Feb.  4,1563. 

1580  "Thomas  Perkins  of  Tewkesbury,"  Gloucestershire,  men- 
tions: wife  Elizabeth,  son  Thomas  under  four  years  old,  June,  1560; 
daughter  Anne,  wife  of  Richard  Butler  ;  daughter  Martha,  not  14,  June, 
1580  ;  son-in-law  Thomas  Leaper ;  daughter-in-law  Margery  Leaper; 
John  and  Thomas,  sons  of  Richard  Butler.  (Qy.  Were  they  his 
grandsons  or  sons  of  Richard  Butler  by  a  former  marriage?)  ;  Mary  Rob- 
erts. 

Overseers,  Mr.  Walter  Lee,  Esq.,  John  Millington  and  Thomas 
Rogers.  Administration  to  relict  during  minority  of  son  Thomas, 
exor. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

Note.— He  was  the  first  bailiff  of  Tewkesbury,  elected  in  1574.    Richard  Butler  was  bailiff  in   1605, 
aud  John  Millington  in  17J0.     He  was  a  "  yeoman."    Index  number,  "4  Davey."— London  Registry. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654.  47 

1632  "William  Perkins  of  Tewkesbury  (Gloucestershire), 
brewer."  , 

Iu  his  will  Aug.  22,  1632,  he  mentions:  daughter  Anne,  godson 
John  Perkins  ofRippel  :  ''children  of  my  brothers  and  sisters."  Edward 
Jackson,  Willm.  Hay  ward;  residue  to  wife  Anne  (daughter  of  Ed- 
ward George),  and  she  the  exix. 

Overseers,   father-in-law  Edward  George   and    Richard    Turbervill. 

Proved  16  Nov.,  1632,  by  exix.     Index  number:  "  108  Audley." 

— London  Registry. 

Note.— Kippel  is  near  Tewkesbury.    Roger  Turberville  was  bailiff  in  1581  and  William  Turbei  ville* 
in  1607  and  1600. 

1583  Richard  Perkins,  ot  Kemerton.  He  married  Anne.  He 
died  in  1583,  and  in  his  will  which  was  proved  Sept.  28th  of  that  year 
mentions  :  wife  Anne,  son  Richard,  son  Francis,  son  Edward,  son 
Thomas. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register. 

Vol.  XI,  page  315. 

1588  Hugh  Perkins,  of  Barnewood.  He  married  Eleanor.  He 
died  in  1588,  and  in  his  will  which  was  proved  in  that  year  he  men- 
tions :  wife  Eleanor,  son  Richard,  son  William,  son  George,  son  Wal- 
ter, son  John,  daughter  Margaret,  daughter  Elizabeth. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

1594  Elizabeth  Perkins,  of  Hartbury.  In  her  will,  which  was 
proved  Sept.  11,  1594,  she  mentions  :   son-in-law  Richard  Jeffries. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xi,  page  315. 

1602     Thomas  Pehkyns  of  Hartbury.      He  died  in  1602,  and  in   his 

will    which   was    proved   April   12th  of   that  year,   he    mentions:    wife 

*  Felix,"  son  James. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.   xi,  page  315. 

1614     John  Perkins,  of  Minsterworth.      He  married  Joan.     In  his 

will,  which  was  dated  Aug.  7,  1614,  he  mentions:  wife  Joan,  daughter 

Dorothy. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  xii,  page  294. 


48  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654. 


Herefordshire. 

1623  George  Perkins,  of  Easlington.  He  married  Joan.  II,. 
died  in  1623,  and  in  his  will  he  mentions  :  wife  Joan,  son  Walter,  sun 
George,   daughter   Elizabeth.   Roger,   son  of   John   Perkins,   deceased. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.  XII,  psige  294. 

Note.— He  may  have  been  the  son  of  Hugh  and  Eleanor  ( )  I'erkins,  of  V.urnwood. 

1630  James  Perkins,  of  Easlington.  Nothing  is  yet  known  of  his 
family  or  relatives. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 

Vol.   xn,  page  294. 

1633  Roger  Perkins,  of  Easlington.  Nothing  is  yet  known  of  his 
family  or  connections. 

— New  Eng.  Hist.  &  Gen.  Register, 
Vol.  xn,  page  294. 

1545     Thomas  Perkyns,  of  Over  Sape  (Upper  Sapey). 

In  his  will  he  mentions:     daughter  Jone  Downe,   daughter  Jane  Ye 

vans. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1546-7     Edward  Perkins,  of  Upper  Sapey. 
His  will  probably  was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1554-5     Johanne  Perkins,  of  Woferlow. 
Her  will  was  probably  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1556     John  Parkyns,  of  Woferton. 

His  will  provided  that  he  should  "  be  buried  at  Woferton." 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1558     Roger  Perkyns,  of  the  Parish  of   Frome.  (Frome    Epi. 

i.  e.,  Bishop's  Frome,  Herefordshire.) 
His  will  probably  was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1558  Richard  Perkyns,  of  Bishop's  Frome.  Mentions  :  Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth  Skynner,  and  her  husband,  Thos.  Skynner. 

— Hereford  Registry. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN'    ENGLAND.        1510-1654.  49 

1569     Edward  Perkins,  of  Harpeley  (?). 

(This  place  is  uncertain.     It  may  be  intended  for  Hartbury   (Har- 
pery),     Gloucestershire,  and  there  is    a  Harpley,  in  Durham  ;  but    the 

latter  seems  too  far  away.) 

His  will  probably   was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1569     John    Parkyns,    of  Much    Dewchurch   (Dewehureh  Magna) 
(Dewchureh-great) ,   Herefordshire. 
His  will  probably  was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1587     William  Perkins,  of  Frome  Epi.      (Bishop's  Frome),  Here- 
fordshire. 

His  will  probably  was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

1637  "  John  Perkins,  of  Evisbatch,  Co.  Hereford,  yeoman." 
His  will  dated  August  8th,  1637,  mentions:  Alice,  uncle  Philip 
Hooke's  wife  ;  John  and  Thomas  Ilooke,  uncle  Philip's  sons.  My  cousin 
Katheren  Bullocke.  My  brother  Philip  Perkins.  Repairs  of  Hereford 
cathedral.  Poor  of  Collingtou,  Bromyard,  Bishop's  Stanford,  Acton 
Bechamp,  Evisbatch,  Castle  Frome,  Bishop's  Frome,  Egelton,  Canon 
Frome,  Asperton,  Bosburie,  Ledbury  and  Cradley.  John  South,  son  of 
my  brother  in  law  Thomas  South,  and  his  sister  Elinor  South.  Godsons 
Humphrey  Steward  and  John  Wade.  Mary,  wife  of  William  Perkins, 
and  her  children.  My  cousin  JoycejBarratt  and  children.  Katherin  Dey- 
ken,  my  uncle's  daughter.  Jane,  wife  of  George  Freeman,  and  her  chil- 
dren. John  Dycker,  William  Dycker,  Margery  Dyeker.  Ellinor  Perkins, 
my  uncle's  daughter, and  her  two  sisters,  Margaret  and  Katheriue.  Ussule 
Good,  my  uncle's  daughter,  and  her  son  Thomas  Good.  Jane, wife  of  Ralfe 
Good.  John  Good,  son  ofEzabell  Good.  Anne  Burford,  my  kinswoman, 
and  her  sons  Richard  and  Humphrey  Burford.  Jane  Burford.  My  brother 
Richard  Perkins.  Residue  to  brother  in  law,  Thomas  South,  and  he  exor. 
Proved  14  Xov.  1637,  by  exor. 

— London  Registry. 

Index  Number"  156  Goare.  " 

Note. — This  will  *eem»  to  meet  at  Ledbury  with  that  of  Janie»  Parkius. 
6 


50  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654. 

163S-9     Humphrey  Perkins,  of  C  rati  ley,  Co.  Hereford. 
Administration  upon  his  estate  was  granted  to  his  relict,  Bridget,  Jan. 
28,  1638-9.  —Hereford  Registry. 

— London  Kegistry. 

Note.— Crudley  orCradley  is  also  mentioned  in  the  will  of  John  Perkins,  yeoman,  of  Evesbfttch,  Co. 
Hereford. 
CraUley  and  Evesbatch  were  adjoining  parishes,  and  close  to  Madrestield,  in  Worcestershire. 

Stafforfc>sbire. 

DRAYTON. 

1534     James  Perkyns  of  Dray cott,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated ,  1534,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 

in  the  church  of  Draycott,"  and  mentions  : 

Katryn,  "my  wife,"  and  John  Drewen,  executors,  who  with  Master 
Doctor  Draycott,  Sir  Hukh  "my  brother,"  overseers.  House  in  Dray- 
cott.  Nicholas  "my  sonne  which  1  make  my  Eyr."  Katryn  "  my 
daughter." 

Half  the  residue  to  my  wife,  and  the  other  half  to  "my  children." 

Sir  Humphrey  Cotton,  Sir  Hugh  Perky n,  Rye  of  Ilychin,  Rob- 
ert Swyyllyng,  Rye.  Byddyll,  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  no  date,  taken  by  Rye.  Bowdwll  and  Thomas 
Browne,  amounted  to  XX  marks. 

Proved  21  July,  1534,  by  Cath.,  the  relict,  and  Drewer,  power  to 
"other."  — Litchfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.  I. 

1558     William  Perkyns  of  Draycott. 

In  his  will,  dated  3  February,  1553,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Draycott,"  and  mentions  : 

John  Pakeman  "my  son-in-law  "  and  his  wife   Johan  "my  daughter." 

Thomas  Wilcocson  and  Agnes  Wright,  "my  servants." 

"My  wife  "  (no  name),  who  with  Thomas  Wileockson,  executors. 

Sir  Philip  Draycott,  Knight,  overseer. 

Thomas  Bradberye,  chaplain.  Thomas  Treven,  Richard  Coke,  wit- 
nesses. 

The  inventory  (not  dated)  was  taken  by  John  Trevyn,  Wm.  Treven, 
Christopher  Peter,  Rawfe  Sydwaye,  and  amounted  to  £5.  13s. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,  14  May,  1558,  by  Thomas   Wileockson. 

— Litchfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  5,  Page  129. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  51 

1567     Ralf  Perkyn  of  Dravcott. 

In  his  will,  dated  29  July,  1567,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "  be  buried 
in  the  parish  church  of  Drayeott,"  "nigh  unto  the  grave  of  my  father," 
and  mentions  : 

Margery  Perkyn  "  my  wife,"  executrix. 

Hugh  Perkyn  "  my  brother  "  and  his  two  children  and  his  wife's 
daughter.  Wyllm  Fyney  "my  brother-in-law."  John  Wall  of  the 
Whitehurst  and  his  4  children.  Thomas  Perkyn  "  my  brothers  son." 
Alys  Perkyn  "my  brother's  daughter."  John  Foyge  and  his  3  children. 
Wm.  Galymore  and  his  2  meydons.  Gyles  Sid  way  and  his  4  children. 
John  Cowapp  and  his  4  children.  James  Clarke  and  his  3  children. 
John  Lovatt.  Richd.  Sydwey.  Elizabeth  Sydway.  Edith  Baggaley. 
Edmund  Wood  and  his  3  daughters.  Richard .  James  Pake- 
man  and  his  child.  John  Proctor  wch  dwyellth  with  his  grandfather 
the  goodman  Proctor  of  Drayeott. 

Edward  Wright  and  his  2  children. Perkins  of  Creswell  and 

his  2  children.  Elien  Wright.  Ellen  Whey  wall.  Margery  Turner. 
Thos.  Hassington  of  the  Moorhall  and  his  4  children.  Thos.  Morrys  & 
his  4  children.     John  Lees  and  his  2  boys. 

John  Forde  &  his  daughter  &  Elizabeth  his  servant  &  my  tenant's 
child  in  Fosbroke.     Katharine  Bannaster  and  her  child.     Alice  Wright 

my  servant.      Elizabeth my  wife's  sister.      Ellen  Fox  of  Stone. 

Christopher  Proctor. 

Wm.  Gully  mo  re  of  Dravcott,  Richd.  Gill,  overseers  and  witnesses. 

The  inventory,  dated  4  August,  1567,  taken  by  John  Cowapp,  John 
Lee,  amounted  to  £4.  3s.  Id. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,  20  September,  1567,  by  Margery  the  relict. 

— Litchfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  6,  page  99. 

1615     Ann  Perkins  of  Drayeott  in  the  Moors. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  her  estate  were  granted  at  Litchfield, 
24  May,  1615,  to  Simon  Perkins  "the  next  of  kin." 

— Litchfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  12,  page  123. 

1618     Thomas  Perkins  of  Dravcott  in  the  Moors,  Sherman. 
In  his  will,  dated  27  March,  1616,  he  mentions  his  children  : 
John  Perkins,  George  Perkins,  Anthonie  Perkins,  Joane  Perkins, 
Nicholas  Perkins,  and  Margaret  Perkins  his  wife. 


52         THE  PERKINS  FAMILY  IN  ENGLAND.   15 10-1654. 

Witnesses,  Alexander  Howe,  Parson  of  Draycott,  Margaret  Perkins, 
Nicholas  Perkins. 

The  inventory,  dated  17  March,  1616,  by  Thomas  Proctor,  Roger 
Roe,  John  Wedgwood,  amounted  to  £6(3.   7s.  8d. 

The  will  was  nuncupative.  Letters  of  administration  with  the  will 
were  gaanted  at  Litchfield,  10  April,  1618,  to  Margaret  Perkins  of 
Draycott,  widow. 

Thomas  Proctor  of  Draycott,  yeoman,  a  surety. 

—Litchfield  Registry. 
Act  Book  No.  12,  272. 

1640     Nicholas  Perkins  of  Draycott  in  the  moors,  yeoman. 

In  his  will,  dated  16  October,  1640,  he  mentions: 

Ann  Perkins  "  my  nowe  wife,"  -  executrix,  property  in  Draycott, 
Dilhorne  &  Forsbrooke.  Thomas  Perkins  "my  eldest  son.''  "  my 
daughter"  Margerie  Perkins,  "my  daughter"  Margaret  Perkins.  wmy 
meadow  called  Corster's  meadow  in  Forsbrook."  Alexander  Perkin 
"my  son."  "my  aloses  or  pastures  called  the  Royleys  and  the  Acres 
in  Forsbrook." 

Witnesses,  William  Smith  and  John  Smith. 

The  inventory,  dated  1  January,  1610,  taken  by  William  Smith, 
Thomas  Browne,  Wm.  Morris. 

Proved  at  Litcfield,  18  March,  1640,  by  the  exor. 

— Litchfield  Registry. 

OTHER    VILLAGES. 

1535     Thomas  Parkyns  of  Forton. 

Letters  of  administration  upon  his  estate  were  granted  at  Litchfield, 
24  April,  1535,  to  Nicholas  Pye.  — Litchfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.   2. 

1557     John  Peukyns  of  Ricarscote,  parish  of  Castle  Church. 

In  his  will,  dated  6  March,  1555,  he  directs  that  he  shall  be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  the  Castle,  and  mentions: 

Mawde  Perky ns  "  my  wife,"  -  executrix.. 

Goods  to  be  divided  into  3  parts  ;  one  to  his  wife,  another  to  "  all  my 
children,"  and  the  third  to  pay  his  debts,  &c,  and  if  any  remain  to  "my 
two  youngest  children." 

Sir  Richard  Palmer  "  my  gostly  father,"  supervisor. 

Thos.  Perkyns,  Rich.  Goldsmyt,  John  Swyrwene. 


TUE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1G54.  53 

The  inventor},  dated  20  June,  1555,  taken  by  Lewis  Dickynson, 
Dich.  Goldsmyt,  Roger  Perkyn,  Richard  Walle,  amounted  to  £40.  19s. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,  16  May,  1557,  by  Matilda  (synonymous  with 
Mawde)  the  relict.  — Litchfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  5,  page  120. 

1558     John  Parken  of  Checkley. 

In  his  will,  dated  2  March,  1557,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "he  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Checkley,"  and  mentions  : 

Roger  Bagnold,  Win.  Phyllipe  of  Overtean,  his  executors.  Al}rs  "my 
sister."  P>artylmew  Jonson  and  her  daughter.  Hamlett  Arnold  and  his 
daughter.  Agnys  Phyllips.  Jone  Lawton.  Rye.  Mil  ward.  "  my  brother- 
in-law."  Win.  Yate  "  my  brother-in-law."  Humphrey  Smith.  Wyllam 
Smith.  Isabel  Holland.  Ceeyle  Ralyn.  Jone  Henshaw.  Raffe  Hen- 
shaw.      Thomas  Ralyn.      Raff  Mosseley. 

Witness,  -  Richard  Weyn  "  my  gostley  father."     Thomas  Symth. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,  14  April,  1558.  by  Roger  Bagnold  and  William 
Phyllipe.  — Litchfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  5,  page  122. 

1587     Robert  Perkyns  of  Fosbrook,  husbandman. 

In  his  will,  dated  21  January,  1584,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  Dilhorn,"  and  mentions  : 

Elizabeth  "  my  wife,"  and  Win.  Pott  of  Bruckhouse,  Co.  Stafford, 
husbandman,  his  executors. 

Thomas  Allen  of  Chabsey,  -  overseer. 

Thomas  Bennett,  Alice  Baggaley,  Thos.  Bucknall,  witnesses. 

Debts  owing  from  :  Ralph  Warrelowe  of  the  New  House,  Joyles 
CowTdall,  Aleys  Amery  of  Olton. 

The  inventory,  dated  27  April,  1587,  taken  by  Thomas  Pakman, 
George  Amery,  amounted  to  £2.  8s.  8d. 

Proved  at  Litchfield,  19  June,  1587,  by  Elizabeth  the  relict  and  Win. 
Pott.  — Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  8,  page  117. 

1598     Nicholas  Perkyns  of  Wednesbury,  carpenter. 
Letters  of  administration   upon  his  estate    were  granted  at  Lichfield, 
22  May,  1598,  to  Christiana  Perkyns,  widow,  the  relict. 

The    inventory,  dated   21    May,    1598,  was    taken   by  Thos.    Parkes, 


54  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654. 

George  Hopkins,  Thomas  Hurlebutt,  Thomas  Cowper,  all  of  Wetlnes- 
bury,  amounted  £9.    19s.  8d.  — Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  Xo.   9,  page  219. 

1612     Wimliam  Perkins  of  Church  Eaton,  laborer. 

In  his  will,  dated  9  July,  1612,  he  directs  that  he  shall  "be  buried 
in  the  churchyard  of  Church  Eaton,"  and  mentions: 

John  Perkins  "ray  son,"  -  under  21.  Margaret.  "  ray  daughter." 
Margaret  "  my  wife,"  executrix.      Alles  fr  my  daughter." 

Thomas  Blacke  and  Thomas  Perks,  overseers. 

Debts  owing  from  :   Homfre  Dowries,  Richard  Allsope  the  younger. 

William  Jenines,  witness. 

The  inventory,  dated  18  July,  1612,  was  taken  by  Thomas  Haugh- 
ton  and  Walter  Perkes,  amounted  to  £36.  3s.  2d. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,   22  July,  1612.  by  .Margaret  the  relict. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  No.  11,  page  203. 

1614     John  Perkin  of  Hopton. 

In  his  will,  dated  23  August,  12th  James  I.,  (1614)  he  directs  that 
he  shall  "  be  buried  in  the  churchyard  of  St.  Mary,  Stafford,"  and 
mentions  : 

Ann  Perkins  "  my  daughter."  Ellen  Perkin  "  my  daughter."  Wil- 
liam Perkins  "  my  eldest  son."  William  Perkin  "my  brother,"  and 
Margaret  "  my  wife,"  executors,  "my  housing  and  groundes."  "my 
youngest  sons,"  —  under  age. 

Richard  Bromeley,  William   B  urges,  Wm.   Perkin,  Jtm.,   witnesses. 

Debts  owing  from  Wm.  Wouldrich,  Geo.  Smyth  of  Wolverhampton, 
Brian  Walker. 

The  inventory,  dated  24  August,  1614,  taken  by  John  Earpe,  Fran- 
cis Lycett,  James  Lycett,  amounted  to  £51.  6s. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  6  September,  1614,  by  Margaret  Perkin  of  Hop- 
ton  the  relict,  and  William  Perkin  of  VVhitegreave,  county  of  Stafford, 
mason. 

A  bond  was  given  for  the  tuition  of  Ellen  Perkin,  a  minor. 

—  Lichfield  Registry, 
Act  Book  Xo.   12,  page  91. 

1626  John  Perkin  of  Bilington  in  the  parish  of  Bradley,  husband- 
man. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IX    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  55 

i 

In  his  will,  dated ,  1623,  lie  directs  that  lie  shall  "be  buried 

in  the  churchyard  of  Brad  lie,"  and   mentions  : 

"  my  son"  John,  "his  brother"  Francis,  "a  dole  of  meadowing 
lying  in  Horton  meadow."  "my  son  "  Francis,  "to  my  daughter" 
Margerie  a  house  at  Cannock."  "my  daughter"  Isabel,  (aforesaid 
children  not  married.) 

"  my  daughter  "  Elizabeth  and  her  daughter  Frances."  "  my  daugh- 
ter" Anne  and  her  sons  Thomas,  John  and  Robert.  "  my  ^daughter  " 
Joane  and  her  son  Thomas.     "  ray  daughter"  Margaret. 

Executrix,  "  my  wife."  Overseers,  "my  son"  John  Perkins  and  "my 
son-in-law"  Thomas  Withnall  of  Stockton,   parish  of  Bassage. 

"unto  the  poor  of  Bradley  an  angel  which  the  churchwardens  of  the 
parish  owes  me  at  the  dispose  of  Francis  Stanley  and  Simon  Dudson. 

Witnesses.  Simon  Dudson,  Francis  Stanley. 

The  inventory,  dated  6  November,  1626,  taken  by  Sim.  Dudson, 
Thos.  "Withnall,  Edw.  Hart,  John  Smith,  Edw.  Cooke,  amounted  to 
£190.  9s. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  10  November,  1626,  by  Joanna  Perkins,  widow, 
executrix.  — Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.  14,  page  47. 

1626     John  Perkin  of  the  parish  of  Bradley,  husbandman. 

In  his  will  (not  dated)  he  mentions  : 

Le;ise  of  house  to  "  my  loving  mother"  for  life,  "my  godson  "  John 
Hancox  son  of  "my  brother-in-law  John  Hancox  and  the  other  three 
children  of  my  said  brother."  the  children  of  "  my  three  sisters  " 
Elizabeth,  Joan  and  Margaret,  "to  my  brother"  Francis  Perkins  the 
dole  in  Haughton  meadow,  "my  sister"  Margarie.  "my sister"  Isabel. 
'*  my  mother"  Joane  Perkins,  executrix.  Overseer,  "my  brother" 
Smith. 

Witnesses,  John  Backhouse.  Joane  Perkins,  n&  others." 

The  inventory,  dated  28  January,  1626,  taken  by  Roger  Lawriner, 
Edward  Cooke,  amounted  to  £18. 

Proved  at  Lichfield,  31  January,  1626,  by  the  executrix. 

— Lichfield  Registry, 

Act  Book  No.    14,  page  39. 

1661     William  Perkins  of  Hopton,  husbandman. 


56  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

Letters   of  administration   upon  his  estate   were   granted  at  Lichfield, 
17  September,  1661,  to  Isabel   Perkins,  widow,  the  relict. 
The  Act  Book  mentions  Isabel  Perkins  of  Hopton,  widow. 

— Lichfield  Registry. 

Worcestershire. 

1545     John*  Perkyns  of  Harley,  parish  of  Eastham. 

He  died  in  1545,  and  his  will  was  proved  at   the  Hereford    Registry. 

His  will  mentions:   Son  John,  son  Edward,  wife   Ann. 

1544     Thomas   Perkins  of  Martley.     His  will  is  missing. 

No.   12. — Worcester  Registry. 

1551     Edmund  Perkins  of  Martley. 

In  his  will  he  mentions  :  Brother  Adam.  His  widow  was  Margery 
Perkins. 

No.   80. — Worcester  Registry. 

1559  Margery  Perkins  of  Martley.  She  was  the  widow  of  the 
last  named  ;  her  will  was  not  examined.  — Worcester  Registry. 

1553  Robert  Perkins  of  Longdon.  In  his  will  he  mentions  his 
son  Robert  and  son  John. 

No.  60 — Worcester  Registry. 

1553-4     Hugh  Perkins  of  Clifton. 

He  died  in  1553-4,  and  his  will  was  proved  at  the  Hereford  Registry. 
It  was  not  examined  or  else  could  not  be  found. 

1561     Humphrey  Parkens  of  Clyfton. 

He  died  in  1561,  and  his  will  was  proved  at  the  Hereford  Registry. 
In  this  document  he  mentions  :  Cousin  Antony  Not,  Brother  John, 
Brother  Roger. 

1566  Robert  Perkins  of  Longdon. 

He  was  the  son  of  Robert  Perkins  of  Longdon,  who  died  in  1553. 
His  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

No.  125. — Worcester  Registry. 

1567  Joyce  Perkyns  of  Mathon. 

No  relatives  are  mentioned  in  this  will.  — Worcester  Registry. 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IX    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  57 

1579     Agnes  Perkins  of  Chadesley. 

This  will  is  missing.  — Worcester  Registry. 

1571  Annes  Peekens1  of  Estham.  Her  will,  probably,  was  not  ex- 
amined. — Hereford  Registry, 

1582-8  Agnes  Perkins  of  Fladbury.  ,  This  will,  probably,  was 
not  examined. 

No.  48. — Worcester  Registry. 

1593     Richard  Perkins  of  Aston  in  Blockley,  Worcestershire. 
This  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

No.  59. — Worcester  Registry. 

1588     John  Perkins  of  Hurley  Child. 
His  will,  probably,  was  not  examined. 

— Hereford  Registry . 

shropshire. 

1592     Raufe  Perkins. 

His  daughter  Joane  was  married  to  John  Veinorat  the  time  the  Visi- 
tation of  Shropshire,  1592,  was  taken. 

Vis.  Shropshire,     — Harleiun  Society. 

155t?     William  Perkvn  of  Rnshbury     He  died  in  1556,  and  his  will 

is  in   the  Hereford   Registry. 

1551  Roger  Perkins  of  Pnlverbatch.  He  died  in  1551,  and  his 
will  is  in  the  Hereford  Registry. 

15G1  Humphrey  Parkins  of  Clebury  Mortimer.  He  died  in  1551, 
in  his  will  he  mentions  : 

Sons  Humffrey  and  Thomas.  Daughters  Hem  (  ?)  and  Jhobe  Pyper, 
and  Thomas  Pyper  her  husband.  "Joyce  Pyper  3fd.  "  "My  four  chil- 
dren. "      He  was  buried  in  the  church  of  Clebnry  Mortimer. 

— Hereford  Registry. 

Since  the  foregoing  wills  were  given  to  the  publisher,  abstracts  of  ad- 
ditional wills  have  been  obtained  and  are  given  herewith  ;  they  were 
furnished  by  Miss   Pattie  Osier,  a  professional   investigator  at   the  Brit- 

1  See  the  will  of  John  Perkyna  of  Hatiley",  parish  of  Eastham,  proved  in  1545. 


58  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.       1510-1654. 

ish   Museum,  London,   and  by  Eben  Putnam,  Esq.,  of  Salem,  Mass.. 
during  his  recent  visit  abroad. 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 

1538     Edward  Perkyns  of  Grendan-under- Wall,  Bucks. 

"Will  dated  26  Eel).,  1538,  and  proved  1538.  In  his  will  he  mentions: 
Daughter  Anna.  Peter  and  John,  sons.  Nicholas  Adcy.  Brother 
Robert.  — Arch.  Bucks.,  1532-9,  folio  158. 

1622     Francis  Parkins,  a  weaver  in  Bletchley,  Rucks.,  19  James  I. 
In  his  will  he  mentions:   Win.   Parkins  of  Mars  he  Gibon,   Bucks., 
1622.      Brother  Guttneer's  children.     Not  to  Antono  who  is  married. 

— Arch.   Bucks.,   folio   176. 

1543     John  Botery  aisPARKYNNES  of  Chepingwicombe,  Co.  Bucks., 

"  weaver  "  and  mayor  of  town  and  borough  of  Chepingwycombe. 

In  his  will,  dated  13  March,  1543,  he  desires  to  be  buried  in  the 
Parish  Church  of  Alhallows  of  said  town. 

Bequeathes  to  the  mother  church  of  Lincoln,  Id.  To  high  altar  of  the 
parish  church  of  Chepingwicombe,  2^].  Legacy  to  priests,  clerks  and 
poor  people.  To  Johan,  his  daughter,  20  mrcs.  To  Christian,  his 
dan.  20  mrcs.  To  William,  John  and  Christopher,  his  sons,  20  mrcs. 
each,  to  be  paid  said  children  on  the  day  of  marriage  or  at  the  asre  of 
21.  Property  in  Chepingwycombe  to  Christopher  his  son  and  his  heirs, 
in  default  to  remain  to  testators  righ  theirs.  Property  in  same  place  to 
son  John.  Two  tenements  to  son  William.  Residuary  legatee  find 
sole  executrix,  Margery  his   wife. 

Overseers,  John  Darrell,  farmer;  John  Wytnall,  weaver. 

Witnesses,  Thos.   Rede,  John   Campe,  John  Darrell,  John  Wittnall. 

Proved  6   Ma}',  1544,  by  the  relict  and   executrix  named  in  the  will. 

1548  Margery  Butterye  alias  Pakkyns  of  Chepingwicombe, 
county  of  Bucks,  widow. 

In  her  will,  dated  14  Oct.,  1548,  she  desires  to  be  buried  in  the 
church  of  W icom be,  near  her  husband. 

To  the  mother  church  of  Lincoln,  Td.  To  the  ''high  aulter"  of  Wi- 
combe,  4d.  10s.  for  repairs  of  sd  church.  Threescore  "lode  of  stonys" 
to  be  laid  within  the  town.  To  Wm.  Butterie,  her  son,  20  marks  at 
marriage  or  aire  of  21.     To  son  John  Butterie,  20  marks.      Eldest  son 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN"    ENGLAND.       1510-1654.  3£ 

Thos.  Butterye  to  have  ''the  occupynge  "  of  the  20  marks  bequeathed  :  ■ 
Jno.  until  he  is  21.  Twenty  marks  to  son  Christ1"  Butterye,  son-in-law 
John  Witnall  to  have  the  oceupyinge  of  same  until  he  is  21.  £20  to 
Christian  her  daughter,  Thos  Kele,  test1"5  son-in-law  and  Joane  herdau.  : 
sd.  Thos's  wife  to  hold  the  same  and  govern  sd.  Christian  until  sho 
marry  or  become  21.  To  John  Butterye.  her  godson,  20s.  Thos. 
YVytnall,  her  godson,  13s.  4d.  To  Margery  Witnall,  her  goddaughter, 
13s.  4d.  To  John -YVytnall,  6s.  Sd.  To  Win.  Witnall,  6s.  8d.  Goods 
to  Agnes  YVytnall,  her  dan.,  and  Joane  Keale,  her  dau-in-law.  To 
Thos.  Butterye,  "a  silver  salte  with  the  covering©." 

Executors,  eldest  son  Thos.  Buttrye,  sons-in-law  John  Witnall  and 
Thos.  Keale. 

Residue  to  he  divided  into  three  parts  for  benefit  of  her  children. 
Sons  Win.  and  John  to  have  the  oversight  of  the  two  houses  she  now 
dwells  in  until  her  son  Christ1'  he  of  lawful  age,  when  he  is  to  enjoy  his 

portion. 

Overseers,  brother  John  Chapman,  kinsman  John  Darrell,  son  Wil- 
liam, each  to  have  3s.  4d.  for  their  labour. 

Witnesses,  William  Hawes,  John  Reade,  Roger  Bildson. 

Proved  19  July,  1550,  by  exrs.  named  in  the  will. 

—P.  C.  C.  Coode  18.     (Miss  Osier.) 

1634  John  Parkins  buys  of  Edwin  Hutchins  property  in  Hinirel- 
dicke  (?)  Bucks.  Feet  of  Fiats. 

1634  Christopher  Perkins,  gent.,  buys  of  Mathew  Hay,  property 
in  Eddlesburv  or  Aldsbury  (?)  Bucks.  Feet  of  Fines. 

1635  Robert   Parkins  buys  property  of  Thos.   Maske. 

Feet  of  Fines. 

14  Chas.  I.  Jo.  Perkins  buys  property  of  Richard  I  ley  ley  in  We- 
cots,  Waclesdon  (?)  Bucks.  Feet  of  Fines 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 

1487     Richard   Parkyn  of  Lynton. 

I,  Richard  Parkyn,  of  Lynton.  in  the  diocese  of  Ely,  bequeathe  to 
the  Cathedral  Church  of  Ely,  20d.  To  the  high  altar  of  the  church  of 
Lynton,  6s.  8d.  and  20s.  To  the  same  church,  £7.  To  the  parish 
church  of  Hyldresham,  6s.  8d.  To  the  parish  church  of  Abyndon  Mar- 
tin, 6s.  8d.     To  the   parish  church  of  Hadstok,  6s.  8d.     To  the  parish 


00  THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654. 

church  of  Berklow,  6s.  8d.  To  the  priest  who  buries  him,  4d.  To  the 
clerk,  2d.  To  Cecilia,  my  wife,  all  my  movable  goods.  To  Don  John, 
my  son  ;  Agnes  and  Phillippa,  my  daughters,  to  remain  under  the  di- 
rection of  my  wife.  The  contents  of  my  shop  on  the  day  of  my  death, 
tongs,  hammers,  smith's  implements,  etc.,  till  the  coming  of  age  of  mv 
son  Thomas,  when  all  shall  share.     To  my  daughter  Agnes,  20  sheep. 

Executors,  Cecilia,  my  wife,  Don  John  Parky n,  clerk,  my  son,,  Rec- 
tor of  the,  parish  church  of  Ply  Id  rash  am,  my   brother  Don  John  Parky  n. 

Witnesses,  Don  John  Hyrrison,  Rector  of  Parish  Church  of  Berke- 
lowe,  Richard  Wenden  de  Hutton,  Thomas  Greve,  William  Wenden, 
John  Whitby. 

To  Cecilia,  my  wife,  dwelling  house,  lands,  &c,  in  Lynton,  Had- 
stock,  and  Bergham,  with  remainder  to  Thomas  Parkyn  and  his  heirs, 
then  to  William  Philip,  my  son,  and  his  heirs,  then  to  John  Parkyn  till 
his  death.  At  his  death  to  Katherine  Parkyn,  my  daughter,  and  her 
heirs,  then  to  Phillippa,  my  daughter,  &  her  heirs,  then  to  Agnes  Par- 
kyn and  her  heirs.  If  all  these  die,  the  property  to  be  disposed  of  for 
good  of  my  wife's  soul,  etc.  On  the  death  of  my  wife,  the  property  to 
be  divided  among  the  children  (on  coining  of  age  of  my  son  Thomas). 

To  my  son,  William,  I  bequeathe  a  messuage  in  Lynton,  with  remain- 
der to  John  Parkyn,  till  his  death,  then  to  Katherine,  then  to  Phillippa, 
then  to  Agnes  :  then  to  he  sold  and  divided.  To  Katherine  a  free  ten- 
ement in  Lynton,  with  remainder  to  John  and  his  assigns,  then  to  Wil- 
liam Philip  and  his  heirs,  then  to  Phillippa  and  her  heirs,  then  to  Agues 
and  her  heirs  ;   after  which  to  be  sold  and  divided. 

The  original  will  was  in  Latin  and  was  so  copied  into  the  Probate 
record  books.  It  was  dated  22  January,  1487,  and  proved  Vi  Febru- 
ary in  the  same  year.  — London  Registry.  Milles  6. 

(Miss  Osier.) 

1509     William  Perkyns  "  Bocher,"  of  the  Parish  of  St.   Edward 

in  Cambridge. 

In  his  will,  dated  28  Sept.,  1509,  he  desires  to  be  buried  in  church- 
yard of  Seynt  Edward. 

He  bequeaths:  To  the  high  aulter  of  sd.  church,  6s.  8d.  Towards 
building  of  a  new  chapel,  20s.  To  Robert  Turner,  b's.  8d.  To  Robert 
Petwood,  "to  >ing  for  my  soul  "  in  sd.  church  for  one  year,  £.r>,  (Is.  8d. 
The  residue  of  testator's  sroods  to  be  divided  between  his  wife  and  chil- 
dren by  Powle  Smyth,  *'  appotecary." 


THE    PERKINS    FAMILY    IN    ENGLAND.        1510-1654.  .61 

Executors,  Isabell  my  wife  and  Powle  Smyth.  Witnesses,  Robert 
Tumor,  curate,  John  Puregold,  Nicholas  Wynshipp,  William  Wbit- 
tynham. 

Proved  31  Oct.,  1509,  by  Isabelle  the  relict. 

P.  C.  C.  Bennett,  21. 

1602.  William  Perkins  of  Cambridge.  Will  dated  1602, 
proved  by  his  widow,  12  Jan.,  1602-3. 

To  poor  of  Great  St.  Andrews,  40s.  The  messuage  wherein  he 
dwells  in  Cambridge,  to  Edmund  Harwell,  master  of  Christ  College, 
James  Montague,  D.D.,  Master  of  Emmanuel  College,  Richard  Fox- 
croft,  M.A.,  Thomas  Cropley,  M.A.,  and  Nathaniel  Cradock,  his 
brother  in  law,  to  be  sold  and  money  divided  into  three  equal  parts  ; 
of  which  one  part  to  his  wife  Timothye,  the  remaining  parts  to  his 
children  born  and  unborn. 

To  his  father,  mother,  brethren  and  sisters,  10s.  each.  To  Rich- 
ard Love,  apothecary,  and  sister  in  law  Catherine  Cradock,  5s.  each. 
Son  in  law  John  Hinde  his  English  bible. 

Supervisors,  Mr.  Cradock,  Mr.  Cropley. 

[The  testator  was  the  celebrated  non-conformist  minister  at  Cambridge.  He 
■was  son  of  Thomas  and  Hannah,  and  "was  born  at  Marston  Jabet,  in  1558.  He 
married  a  widow,  who  after  his  death  married  twice.  A  daughter  Hannah  married 
John  Brookes,  parson  of  Chesterfield.  See  Fuller's  Holy  State  and  Athene  Canta- 
brigienses,  n,  340-60.] 


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